• LPEA hosting workshop to help members manage electricity

    Free informational series on Nov. 10 will feature “SmartHub”

    Continuing its Free Information Series, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host a new workshop, “Introduction to SmartHub,” Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, Noon to 1 p.m., at LPEA’s Durango headquarters, 45 Stewart St. (Bodo Park). Lunch will be served.

    SmartHub is an online tool to assist members with managing their accounts, as well as help them understand their electricity usage, which may result in saving energy and dollars. SmartHub can be accessed through LPEA’s website or via App on mobile devices. The workshop, presented by Energy Management Advisor Nancy Andrews and Project Specialist Sue Maxwell, will explore all features and how to maximize benefits.

    “Technology has enabled us to offer this service,” said Andrews, who works with members on energy efficiency efforts and conservation. “It’s often very valuable for our members to be able to see ‘when’ they used electricity and understand why their bill might have spiked. Information can help with understanding how to lower your bills.”

    Andrews and Maxwell will walk through SmartHub on the large screens in LPEA’s board room, but members are also encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets or mobile phones and explore their individual SmartHub accounts during the workshop. LPEA offers guest Wi-Fi for connectivity.

    “We look forward to answering a lot of questions and make exploring SmartHub as easy as possible for our members,” said Maxwell. “There’s a tremendous amount of information, and the service will only become more useful as technology continues to improve.”

    All LPEA members are invited to attend. Because lunch will be served, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Andrews at nandrews@lpea.coop (preferred) or 970.382.7775.

    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.