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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 […]

New Windfarm Construction Set for this Spring

New Windfarm Construction Set for this Spring

Thirty-six wind turbines are scheduled to be built 23 miles south of Lamar beginning this spring. Mark Stacy, the director for Iberdrola Renewables LLC, told the Prowers Journal that roadwork east of Highway 287 is expected to begin in April.  “Our operations and management building will go up in March and our central location will […]

Metal Shavings Shut Down Light Plant Turbine-(Corrected Article)

Metal Shavings Shut Down Light Plant Turbine-(Corrected Article)

Wind turbine T-2 has gone off-line, according to Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, during the board’s meeting on Tuesday, May 10th.  “At 9:21am on April 30th, turbine T-2 indicated a fault and we shut down operation,” he informed the board.  This is not the first time there have been problems associated with the wind […]

LUB, ARPA Member Cities Conduct Safety Procedures

LUB, ARPA Member Cities Conduct Safety Procedures

Work crews from the Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA, conducted pole top and bucket rescue operations over two, half-day sessions in La Junta April 22nd. Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, said work crews took turns extricating an injured worker from a live wire situation.  A practice dummy was used in the rescue operations and […]