La Plata Electric Association, Inc. provides its members safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible.
Shaping the future by building trustworthy community partnerships as an innovative, forward-thinking industry leader, delivering excellence in our member-owned cooperative.
As we look towards the future of the co-op, the Board commits to actively honoring our mission to provide safe, reliable, environmentally responsible power while achieving the lowest reasonable cost to our members. In doing so, we will explore and carefully vet a holistic suite of options to increase LPEA’s value to the membership. We will pursue our mission with transparency, community engagement, acknowledgement of risk, trust of our members by performing our fiduciary responsibility.
The Member Engagement Strategic Initiative ensures that LPEA Board and Staff are effectively serving our membership. In this, we seek to deepen and broaden our understanding of the membership and their desires for the coop as we move forward. Further, we seek to ensure our membership is educated about LPEA, including an accurate portrayal of our challenges and successes. Finally, we seek to demonstrate the unique value LPEA provides to the community through execution of our cooperative model.
LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Within this strategic initiative, we aim to foster exceptional and visionary leadership within the senior leadership, cultivate an effective working culture, and ensure that LPEA staff & leadership have the resources, training and positions needed to meet and excel within the changing context of the industry.
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
In alignment with our Cooperative principles, LPEA will seek out opportunities aligned with our mission that promote strategic, local economic development.
DISTRIBUTION UTILITY OF THE FUTURE
The Distribution Utility of the Future Strategic Initiative sets LPEA on a direction to prepare for and optimize shifts coming in grid design, electrification and technology availability in a way that strengthens LPEA’s viability and relevance, maintain reliability, and advances our financial viability. This also includes adopting a business model aligned to shifting electric loads and cost structures.
POWER SUPPLY & DELIVERY
The Power Supply Strategic Initiative will generate a comprehensive strategy for supplying energy and capacity delivered in a way that maintains the highest possible value and reliability to LPEA’s membership.
LPEA will strive for operational excellence in all areas of daily operations and cooperative business.