New Operations team member works to help protect LPEA’s system
Matt Kibel has joined the Operations team at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) as an Electronic Technician. In his new position, Kibel helps protect LPEA’s automated SCADA relaying system, working both via computer and in the field, ensuring reliability of the local electricity grid.
From Farmington, N.M. where he attended San Juan College to secure his technical expertise, Kibel began his career with PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, serving at the San Juan Generating Station as an Instrumentation Controls Electrician.
“I decided I wanted to move to the transmission/distribution side,” said Kibel, who also enjoys recreating in the high country with his family, backpacking, fishing, hunting and more. “I’m very pleased to be working at LPEA, assisting the cooperative in maintaining the system for the benefit of our members.”
LPEA offers a variety of apprenticeships and employment opportunities. To explore employment, or for additional information, visit www.lpea.coop.
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.