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LUB Notes Weather Impacts to Service, Annual Customer Stats

LUB Notes Weather Impacts to Service, Annual Customer Stats

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted the board has been tracking the total number of connected customer meters since 1999 every May.  He told the board this past Tuesday, July 12th, there were 5,777 connected meters for May 2022 for 4,063 customers.  The highest level was in 2003 with 5,836, and the […]

Lamar Utility Board Covers Finances on June Agenda

Lamar Utility Board Covers Finances on June Agenda

  The Lamar Utilities Board approved $37,608.28 in purchase orders this past Tuesday, June 28th, from a total of $48,432.54.  The board paid bills for May amounting to $895,434.58 of which $803,263 was for the monthly power purchase from Arkansas River Power Authority. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh told the board six bids were submitted […]

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 Discusses New Meter Installation Schedule and Cyber Security Guards

LUB Discusses New Meter Installation Schedule and Cyber Security Guards

    The utility board approved $704,028.57 in March purchase orders from a total of $729,264.83 of which $631,771.43 was for the estimated power purchase from ARPA for March. Bills amounting to $242,911.64 were also paid. The low bid of $27,383.76 from Blazer Electric was approved for LED light fixtures to maintain street and yard […]

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

  The Lamar Utility Board approved $90,160.22 in purchases from this past March from a total of $102,987.40 of which $10,055.25 were for vehicle repairs and $59,714.39 were for protection relay upgrades. The board also authorized payment of bills totaling $814,151.14 of which $631,771.43 were for electricity purchases from ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority. Light […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves Arby Economic Incentive Package

Lamar Utility Board Approves Arby Economic Incentive Package

    A fast-food business, RB Colorado LLC, received an economic development incentive agreement from the Lamar Utility Board for their proposed outlet, which will be situated at the site of the former WHO Blue Building at 1002 North Main Street.  The utility board’s approval was contingent on the Lamar City Council’s approval which was […]

LUB Notes Electric Sales Revenue, Approves Expenditures for Repairs

LUB Notes Electric Sales Revenue, Approves Expenditures for Repairs

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh told the Lamar Utility Board during its January 25th meeting, sales of electricity through December 2021 were down 0.94% compared to the same period last year and residential sales were off 0.54% in the same period.  Irrigation sales were off 22.67% for 2021 and commercial/industrial sales were up […]

Lamar Utility Board Plans for Equipment Replacements for 2022 Goal

Lamar Utility Board Plans for Equipment Replacements for 2022 Goal

  One of the goals for the Lamar Light Plant for 2022 is an upgrade to equipment at the substation.  Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh, told the board during its January 11th meeting, the 69kv-4 Breaker ring bus upgrade and the SCADA system upgrade has been completed and 2022 plans call for an upgrade to […]

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up 2021

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up 2021

    The Lamar Utility Board held its final meeting of 2021 this past Tuesday, December 14th with a regular agenda including payment of bills amounting to $151,193.38.  The board’s purchase orders amounted to $669,316.82 of which $650,969.13 required official approval.  That amount included the November estimate for sales of electricity to Arkansas River Power […]

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

  Through the end of October, the plant’s wind turbines have generated 10,729.10 MWh’s of electricity which is about 2.89% lower than the same period a year ago.  Crews discovered trace amounts of metal shavings in the gearbox filter of turbine T-4 and they will flush and replace the gearbox oil.  The turbines have an […]

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 Moves Forward on 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Moves Forward on 2022 Budget

  The Lamar Utility Board held a brief meeting, Tuesday, September 28th after which, they moved into executive session to receive advice on legal questions related to a Public Utilities Case.  During its September 14th meeting, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board that the deadline for SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Authority to file […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Reviews 2022 Budget

    Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, provided a view of the proposed Capital Improvement and Operation and Maintenance segments of the 2022 budget for Utility Board members on Tuesday, August 24th. A substantial amount of the budget is for repeat expenses and remaining generally in line with the previous year’s financial projection.  Capital Improvement […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

      Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, brought the Lamar Utility Board up to date on a brief history of tracking numbers for customer meters which has been performed every month of May since 1999.  That month, there were 5,778 connected meters for 4,056 customers with a high in 2003 of 5,836 connected […]