LPEA Power Supply Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Time: 1 PM to 3 PM (LPEA staff attending QEE Meeting in the morning in Pagosa Springs)
Location: LPEA Multi-Purpose Board Room, 45 Stewart Street (Bodo Park), Durango, CO 81302
Future LPEA Power Supply Committee Meeting Dates: October 18th, November 1st and 15th, December 6th, January 3rd and 17th, February 7th and 21st, March 7th and 21st.
*LPEA Power Supply Committee Meeting is open to all LPEA member-owners.
LPEA Headquarters ─ Durango (Bodo Park)
2018 Power Supply Committee Meeting Agendas
2018 Power Supply Committee Meeting Minutes
The LPEA Board of Directors, at its regularly scheduled meeting (Aug. 15, 2018), approved the creation of the Power Supply Committee, consistent with the Statement of Functions and Task List developed by the subcommittee over the past month.
The committee was established during the August Board meeting, with Director Britt Bassett (District 3) tasked to head up the newly-developed entity, including Directors Kohler McInnis (District 2), Tim Wheeler (District 4) and LPEA staff Mike Dreyspring (CEO) and Dan Harms (Manager of Rates, Technology and Energy Policy) were appointed to the committee to analyze LPEA's power supply. The committee has returned to the full Board with a vision and mission for the Long-term Strategies Committee. Those are:
Vision: This committee will produce a report that will examine LPEA’s financial and operational future based on several possible energy supply and distribution scenarios.
Mission: To identify several possible energy scenarios and emerging trends that LPEA could pursue over the next 15 years. To provide organized prediction methodologies to illustrate how LPEA’s financial and operational future might look under each of them.
District 3 - City of Durango (Chairman)
Director Britt Bassett
District 2 - South and West La Plata County
Director Kohler McInnis
District 4 - North and East La Plata County
Director Tim Wheeler
LPEA’s staff, on behalf of the committee will compile existing data, examining trends in the areas of Load Forecast (commercial and member electricity requirements now and into the future); Current Supplier (rate projection, generation mix and all contractual involvements with wholesale power supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission); Government Regulations (potential regulations and legislation that will affect the energy industry); Net Metering (forecasting growth of local renewable systems interconnected with LPEA’s system); Wholesale Marketplace (the overall generation market); Electric Vehicles (growth, load and availability of charging stations); Energy Storage (battery back-up technology to support renewable generation); Distributed Generation (economic development and transmission impacts as well as potential regulations); and Micro-grid and Self-generation (the possibility of LPEA’s commercial self-generation, also with an eye for the City of Durango’s Franchise Agreement expiration in 2032).
The full Board of Directors requires that for all scenarios, the committee must present a list of implications and effects (both positive and negative) for LPEA and its members. These implications could include possible risks, costs, benefits and legal and contractual obligations, as well as likely outcomes.
The committee does not have the authority to bind LPEA or commit LPEA to any course of action. Any vote or decision taken by the committee in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities shall only be for the purposes of fulfilling the assigned actions of the committee.