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LUB Receives 2020 Power Sales Review

LUB Receives 2020 Power Sales Review

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the Lamar Utility Board members at sales of electricity through this past December 2020 were up approximately 1.14% when compared to the same period in 2019. Residential sales were up approximately 4.12%, irrigation sales were up approximately 7.78% and commercial/industrial sales were down approximately 1.69%. Those three […]

Lamar Utility Board Receives Update on SECPA Legal Action

Lamar Utility Board Receives Update on SECPA Legal Action

      Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, provided an update for the board on February 9th, on the board’s legal action against SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association. On January 25th and 26th, Hourieh, board chairman, Doug Thrall, board attorney, Don Steerman and case attorney, Ric Fanyo attended a virtual hearing for the Public […]

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 […]

LUB Wraps Up 2020 in Final Meeting of the Year

LUB Wraps Up 2020 in Final Meeting of the Year

    The Lamar Utility Board held its final meeting of 2020 on December 15th by approving Resolution 20-12-05, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment, an annual housekeeping action that establishes the adjustment for 2021, according to Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh. Since 2009, a tariff entitled “Charter Appropriation Adjustment” allows the board […]

Lamar Utility Board Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar Utility Board Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Hike

  Andrew Ross, Rate Consultant of Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, provided an updated cost of service and rate design presentation for the Lamar Utility Board prior to its move into a public hearing for proposed changes to the current electric rate schedule on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He, along with Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin […]

LUB Taking Steps on Rate Study

LUB Taking Steps on Rate Study

    Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, outlined the Lamar Utility Board’s requests for the Board’s electric rates. The study, conducted by Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP), presented their findings to the board during the August 11, 2020 meeting. The protocols for any changes require a public hearing for any proposal. The schedule […]

LUB Holds In-Person Monthly Meeting, Will Work with Delinquent Accounts

LUB Holds In-Person Monthly Meeting, Will Work with Delinquent Accounts

    The Lamar Utility Board held an in-person meeting on Tuesday, May 26th but restricted attendance to ten persons in order to maintain social distancing protocols. Light Plant employees have been adhering to the “Stay at Home” and “Safer at Home” orders from the state and as of March 26th, shifts were modified to […]

Lamar Utility Board Presents Offer to May Valley Water Association

Lamar Utility Board Presents Offer to May Valley Water Association

          May Valley Water Association is asking the Lamar Utilities Board for rate-relief on their power bills for service at Rd PP and Rd 5. Spokesperson Rick Jones and several May Valley customers presented their request to the LUB during its February 25th meeting this past Tuesday. Jones presented Light Plant […]

LUB Takes Preventative Steps for Wind Turbines

LUB Takes Preventative Steps for Wind Turbines

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, presented the monthly system operating report to the board on Tuesday, February 11th, noting that wind turbine generation data for 2019 showed that Lamar’s three turbines have generated 9,949.82 MWH’s of electricity, which is about 6.12% lower than in 2018. The turbines have an average capacity factor of […]

Lamar Utility Board Gains Member, Loses Member

Lamar Utility Board Gains Member, Loses Member

    Lamar resident, Jay Brooke became the latest Lamar Utility Board member with his oath of office, administered prior to the January 28th meeting by County Court Judge, Lane Porter. Brooke’s new position comes at the same time that Leo Hernandez tended his resignation to the board effective, January 26th after serving for seven […]

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

    The Lamar Utility Board held its first meeting of 2020 and approved $707,237.61 in purchase orders from a total of $734,496.38 submitted for payment. Of that the ARPA power estimate for December was $647,508.04. Repairs for the gear box on wind turbine #4 were $17,110.22. Total payment of monthly bills amounted to $1,029,105.05. […]

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 […]