LPEA Wire – Scholarships, Rebates, and Elections

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Hi, I’m Hillary Knox,

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VP of Communications at La

Plata Electric Association.

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And this is your LPEA Wire for February.

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Just a reminder, the deadline to apply

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for one of LPEAs nine

college scholarships is right

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around the corner on March 1st.

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Scholarships this year range

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from $500 to $28,000 and can be used

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at any accredited school

in the United States.

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All graduating high school students,

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including GED graduates

in our service territory

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are eligible to apply.

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This year for your convenience,

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the application process is all online.

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So make sure to get yours

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by March 1st to be considered.

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visit our website for more details.

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Next up, Rebates.

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With a new year, comes new

ways to save with LPEA.

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If you’re considering an energy efficiency

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or improvement project for your

home or business this year,

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remember you can get money back

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through LPEAs Rebate Programs.

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There’s too many rebate programs

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to detail them all here with you today,

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but here’s a few highlights.

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For electric bikes,

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we’ll rebate you 25%

of the cost up to $150.

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Same goes for electric snowblowers

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and electric lawnmowers,

25% of the cost up to $150.

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For LED bulbs,

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we’ll rebate you 50% of the cost

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up to $8 per bulb, for up to 50 bulbs.

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And for energy efficiency audits,

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we’ll rebate you up to

$150 for residential audits

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and up to $300 for commercial audits.

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The list goes on.

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So for more details, and

to apply for these rebates,

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make sure to visit our website.

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Last but not least,

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it’s time again for

LPEA director elections.

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Four of LPEAs board

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of director seats are up

for election annually,

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one in each of our voting districts.

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In mid February, we will be posting

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the 2021 board candidate

packet on our website.

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Interested candidates must complete

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the application materials

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and return to us by the deadline listed.

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Qualified candidates will then be added

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to the official ballot

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sent to all LPEA members in mid May.

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Election results will be announced

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during a partial virtual annual

meeting on June 17th, 2021.

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If you’re interested in running

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for a seat on the LPEA board of directors,

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visit our website with more

details in mid February.

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And that’s it for this

edition of LPEA Wire.

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Join us next month with more from LPEA.

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