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LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted plant crews replaced the T-3 wind turbine’s main bearings and collector ring as well as the installation of five, man-lifts on all five wind turbines.  He said the devices will help improve efficiency and reduce stress on the wind turbine crew during the August 9th Utility Board […]

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

On Sunday, July 17, turbine T-3 tripped offline due to a generator fault.  The turbine was scheduled for generator main bearing and collector ring replacement and IPS Wind Turbine Services was on site as of Monday, July 25th to effect repairs and replacements. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh also reviewed the power loss from Tuesday, […]

Lamar Utility Board Updated on Ft Lyon Power Feed

Lamar Utility Board Updated on Ft Lyon Power Feed

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the Lamar Utilities Board, a power feed to the burn area in Ft. Lyon was discontinued on Wednesday, May 11th due to a wildfire in that area which began on Pail 12th.  The fire, he said, burned 4 – 55 foot, class 1 wooden poles and […]

Lamar Light Plant Feels Pinch of Tight Supply Chains

Lamar Light Plant Feels Pinch of Tight Supply Chains

    Several of the bids advertised for equipment and supplies by the Lamar Light Plant had a mix of companies not responding, responding with only some equipment available, or, according to Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, had prices far beyond the same items from a year ago.  “We’re also seeing wait times for some equipment […]

LUB Receives Update on Prairie Fire Damage

LUB Receives Update on Prairie Fire Damage

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told LUB members during their April 26th meeting, the plant was notified by Las Animas authorities on Tuesday, April 12th that some of the 69kv line structures east of Las Animas were burning.  The fire began near the tree dump and sewer lagoon and spread eastward.  Three […]

Lamar Utilities Board Meeting

Lamar Utilities Board Meeting

The Lamar Utility Board approved $1,019,186.38 in purchase orders out of a total of $1,063,352.77.  Of that, $655,959.19 was for the January power purchase estimate from Arkansas River Power Authority.  The payment of monthly bills came to $896,179.94. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained the staff recommended the selection of Western United’s bid of $11,162.36 […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the 2022 Budget with a unanimous vote during the October 12th meeting.  The budget includes total revenues in excess of $17.8M, $16.4M from retail electric sales and the remaining primarily from wind turbine production.  The budget is proposing expenses of $15.3M which includes $11M for power supply.  Additional […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

    The Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 6,083.10MWH’s of electricity at an average capacity factor of 30.57% which is about 11.33% lower than the same period last year.  T-3 turbine has generated more than the other two turbines.  T-4, ARPA’s unit, ranked 4th in MWH generation.  The Springfield turbine has generated […]

Electric Sales will Begin to Peak with the Heat

Electric Sales will Begin to Peak with the Heat

        Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the Lamar Utility Board during its June 15th meeting that sales of electricity through May 2021 are down 0.59% compared to this period last year.  Residential sales were up 4.2%, irrigation sales were down almost 40% and commercial/industrial sales were down approximately 1.13%.  These […]

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up May Meetings

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up May Meetings

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that on Tuesday, May 18th, the plant began supplying power to Las Animas and has been asked to do so until September.  The request was made by Arkansas River Power Authority, Black Hills Energy and Tri-State G & T as part of a line upgrade by […]

LUB Starts Work for 2021

LUB Starts Work for 2021

  The Lamar Utilities Board began their 2021 meeting sessions on Tuesday, January 12th continuing to observe pandemic protocols. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the board of continuing upgrades to sections of the plant including the 5-4kv distribution circuits power protection relays in the plant. The current relays date back to the 1960s. No […]

Utility Board Approves 2021 Budget, Moves Forward on Rate Adjustment

Utility Board Approves 2021 Budget, Moves Forward on Rate Adjustment

    The Lamar Utility Board members discussed the Light Plant’s 2021 budget with Superintendent Houssin Hourieh during their October 13th meeting. The budget includes total revenues in excess of $17.8 million of which $16.4 million is from retail electric sales and the balance generated from wind turbine production. Total operating expenses are estimate at […]

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, briefed Lamar Utility Board members on wind turbine power generated for the first half of 2020 during its July 28th meeting. The three turbines have generated about 70.59% more power in 2020 then they did for the same period in 2019, he stated. The three generated 6,860.58 […]

Lamar Utility Board Purchasing Replacement Equipment

Lamar Utility Board Purchasing Replacement Equipment

    The Lamar Utility Board met via teleconferencing this past Tuesday, April 28th and took action to replace various line materials, LED yard and street lights, and raptor protection devices. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted the LED lighting is for stock inventory used to maintain street and yard lighting. Four bids were received […]

Lamar Light Plant Conducts Pole Repairs

Lamar Light Plant Conducts Pole Repairs

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the Utility Board members a vehicle struck and broke off a 40 foot wooden pole along Willow Valley Road Monday afternoon, March 2nd. The resulting power outage impacted customers in the Willow Valley area. The pole was replaced with a ductile iron pole for added strength […]