• Purchase the “gift” of electricity for friends/family through LPEA


    In challenging times, underwriting kilowatt hours could be a most welcomed holiday gift

    In the face of rising electricity costs, “kilowatt hours” could be a most welcomed gift this holiday season. La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) offers to those wishing to help a friend or relative with their utility expenses, the opportunity to provide a credit on electric bills through LPEA’s Gift Program.

    “When economic times become more challenging, we do see an increase in late payments and delinquencies, so we know firsthand that many people are having difficulty with even the most basic of necessities,” said Dennis Svanes, LPEA CFO, noting that with the pending electricity rate increases, paying the electric bill may become more difficult for local residents. “The gift of electricity is definitely one that can be used and appreciated.”

    Arrangements can also be made to assist non-profit organizations by applying credit to their LPEA accounts. The kilowatt donation allows the specified non-profit organizations to focus their hard-earned funds on their missions of support in the community.

    Gifts of any denomination can be made at LPEA offices in Durango or Pagosa Springs during regular business hours, or call 970.247.5786, or mail a check to “LPEA Gift Program, PO Box 2750, Durango, Colo., 81302. Donors need to specify the name of the LPEA member resident/non-profit organization, and the account address (or LPEA account number if available). LPEA will notify recipient(s) of the donation, though gifts can be made anonymously.

    “This doesn’t need to be something that happens just around the holidays,” added Svanes. “We can make arrangements for regular monthly credits to any account of your choosing. It can be a gift that keeps on giving.”

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.  For additional information, visit www.lpea.coop.

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