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LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed utility board members, work continues with Nature’s Alternative Farms, LLC (NAF), owned and operated by Bill Grasmick and Karl Nyquist, on from three to five megawatts of electric load for the McClave facilities. Hourieh explained the power will supply greenhouses and processing facilities for hemp. He […]

LUB Reviews Current Finances

LUB Reviews Current Finances

    The Lamar Utility Board’s final October meeting was brief this past Tuesday, October 29th it was also the final meeting for Roger Stagner, who as Mayor of Lamar, acted as the LUB liaison for the city council. As he will no longer be mayor after November 11th, the council has the option of […]

Basic Agenda for Lamar Utility Board Meeting

Basic Agenda for Lamar Utility Board Meeting

The Lamar Utility Board approved $14,685.86 in purchase orders from a total of $33,234.92.   Payment of bills amounting to $1,176,175.74 was also approved during the September 24th meeting.  Power purchases from ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, for what may be the last time this summer, were over the million dollar mark at $1,055,432.08. Total operating […]

Lamar Utility Board Holds Brief Meeting

Lamar Utility Board Holds Brief Meeting

  The Lamar Utilities Board held a brief regular meeting on Tuesday, September 10th.  Purchase orders totaling $188,313.44 were submitted and of those $1,165,067.85 were submitted for approval including $1,146,034.19 for power purchased from ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  That marks another month in which the Light Plant purchased over one million dollars’ worth of […]

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board conducted a reorganization of the board, voting for and appointing members to specific posts during their regular August 13th meeting.  The action was called for due to a continued vacant seat for one board member and the re-appointment of Doug Thrall to the board after his regular term expired.  […]

Turbine Repairs Impact Power Generation

Turbine Repairs Impact Power Generation

    First quarter wind turbine data indicates that the Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 1.821.01 MWH’s of electricity with an average capacity of 15.98% so far in 2019. First quarter power generation is approximately 35.97% lower than the same time frame in 2018.  The T-1 wind turbine is still off-line and […]

Lamar Light and Power Continues Repair Efforts

Lamar Light and Power Continues Repair Efforts

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted the plant’s line crew has completed the re-construction of 10 structures on the 69kv line which were damaged during the high wind storm on Wednesday, March 13th.  He stated that as of Wednesday, April 10th, the 69kv line was energized to feed electricity to Ft. Lyons […]

LUB Reviews Avian Protection Plan, Updates Power Loss on Bent Fire

LUB Reviews Avian Protection Plan, Updates Power Loss on Bent Fire

  The Lamar Light Plant conducted electrical maintenance testing on its two main 69KV transformers and load tap changers, a process that is recommended for every three years. Once the transformers were de-energized crews performed tests including insulation resistance, insulation power factor tests and several others as well as adding oil to needed equipment to […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

Lamar Utility Board Takes No Action on Net Metering

Lamar Utility Board Takes No Action on Net Metering

    Several Lamar Light and Power customers who use commercial solar panels to augment their electricity were disappointed to learn that the Lamar Utility Board took no action regarding changes to the net metering policy under which they operate. The customers believe the percentage of return for the generated electricity under their systems should […]

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

    The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meeting of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and they approved a 2019 Electric Cost Adjustment.  Both actions will start to bring down the […]

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

Brief Agenda for Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board covered the basics in a brief meeting on Tuesday, November 27, with approval of purchase orders of $63,236.69 and payment of bills of $774,301.37 for the past month. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, provided the October 201 financial report showing cash is up $266,823 from September and accounts receivable […]

Lamar Utility Board and Net Metering Policy

Lamar Utility Board and Net Metering Policy

  The Lamar Utility Board accepted the interest rate recommendation from the Public Utilities Commission for 2019. The annual housekeeping resolution set the interest rate for customer deposits at 2.05% based on a 12 month average of rates. Board members, during the November 13th meeting, voted approval for pole mount transformers from long-time supplier Stuart […]

Customers Discuss Net Metering Policy with Utility Board

Customers Discuss Net Metering Policy with Utility Board

  The majority of the October 23rd Utility Board meeting was spent meeting with about a dozen Lamar Light and Power customers who use solar power to help off-set the costs of their bills from the Light Plant.  Ryan Sneller addressed the board members with a general question from the group regarding the rate structure […]

LUB Approves Bid for Roof Replacement Project

LUB Approves Bid for Roof Replacement Project

    Last summer’s hail storm left a lasting impact on the area. Lamar Utility Board members voted to approve a bid from Camp and Currell Construction for repairs to damage to the main office and warehouse roof.  Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, Craig Brooks attended the May 29th meeting to offer information pertaining to the […]