• LPEA to host updated “Lunch & Lights” workshop in Durango

    Free informational series to further energy efficient lighting education

    Continuing its Free Information Series designed to help co-op members understand new lighting technology, save energy and lower their electric bills, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host an updated “Lunch & Lights” workshop, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at LPEA’s Durango headquarters, 45 Stewart St. (Bodo Park). Lunch will be served.

    All members interested in learning more about LED (light-emitting diode) lamps for residential or commercial use are invited to attend. Representatives from Louisa’s Electronics will also discuss how advances in lighting controls can benefit any interior space, increasing energy savings 20 to 50 percent. Commercial and residential lighting rebates, as well as how energy efficient lighting retrofits can be financed through LPEA’s On-bill Financing Program, will also be discussed.

    “I know I remind people about this all the time, but every day, new lighting products come online. The technology continues to evolve quickly and we want to keep our members informed,” said Ray Pierotti, project specialist who oversees lighting programs for LPEA. “At Lunch & Lights we will share the latest information and help members learn how to evaluate LEDs and identify the appropriate LED bulb for each application, as well as information on how to ease the costs for retrofitting.”

    As Pierotti notes, though the price for LEDs continues to drop, the cost still remains higher than other lighting sources, so it is prudent for LPEA’s members to do their homework before investing.

    Because lunch will be served, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Pierotti, rpierotti@lpea.coop or 970.382.7770.