• La Plata Electric Association to conduct pole inspections

    Access to backyards, private property may be required

    To help ensure safety and reliability of electricity transmission, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will begin power pole inspections in various areas of La Plata County by June 9, 2016, and continue through the summer until complete.

    The pole inspection may require access through backyards and fenced areas. Every effort will be made to avoid inconveniencing property owners.
    LPEA has contracted Alamon, a company specializing in utility pole inspections, to perform the service, which will begin in the areas served by the following substations:

    In addition to performing a complete visual inspection of poles and associated lines and hardware, Alamon will employ the use of Resistograph Technology for wood pole inspections. The Resistograph provides for non-subjective, verifiable pole condition data, and is the latest technology in pole inspection. Combined with its proprietary software, Alamon will then provide LPEA with real-time data on pole condition, enabling the co-op to initiate needed pole replacements.

    Questions or concerns regarding the pole inspections can be directed to LPEA Superintendent Curt Marlatt, 979.382.3583.

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with nearly 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.