We introduce the LPEA Wire, a newsy update from La Plata Electric. Learn about the LPEA virtual town halls scheduled for October, COVID relief funds for electric bills, and how to lower costs.
HI, I'M HILLARY KNOX, VP OFCOMMUNICATIONS WITH THE LA PLATA ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, AND THIS ISYOUR LPEA WIRE FOR OCTOBER.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL COOPERATIVEMONTH. AND WHILE PERHAPS NOT AS EXCITING AS CARVING PUMPKINS, IT DOESGIVE US THE CHANCE TO STOP, PAUSE, AND CELEBRATE ALL THE MANYBENEFITS OF BEING POWERED BY ONE OF AMERICA'S 900-PLUS ELECTRICCOOPERATIVES TO CELEBRATE. WE'D LIKE TO CONNECT WITH YOU. PLEASECONSIDER JOINING US AT ONE OF OUR VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS. THISMONTH, YOU CAN CONNECT WITH STAFF AND THE BOARD AND LEARN MORE ABOUTLPEA'S POWER-SUPPLY OPTIONS NOW, AND INTO THE FUTURE. WE KNOW YOU'REBUSY. SO, AS A BONUS FOR ATTENDING, ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTEREDTO WIN A $50 GIFT CARD TO A LOCAL BUSINESS. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.AS MUCH AS WE WISH IT WASN'T TRUE, WE KNOW THAT YOUR LIVES AND OURLIVES ARE STILL BEING IMPACTED DAILY BY COVID-19. WE WANT YOU TO KNOWTHAT LPEA IS HERE TO HELP. WE'VE SEEN AN UPTICK IN THE NUMBER OF OURMEMBERS WHO CANNOT PAY THEIR BILLS.
WE HAVE PAYMENT PLANSAVAILABLE, AND WE HAVE FUNDS ALLOCATED BY THE BOARD IN MARCH THAT ARESTILL AVAILABLE TO HELP OUR MEMBERS STRUGGLING TO PAY THEIR BILLSBECAUSE OF COVID-19. PLEASE CALL US TODAY. WE CAN TALK ABOUT YOUROPTIONS, AND YOU CAN ALSO APPLY ONLINE AT L P E A DOT COOP, BACKSLASH COVID RELIEF. DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN LIKELY SAVE MONEY ONYOUR ELECTRIC BILL? BY SWITCHING TO LPEA'S TIME-OF-USE RATES. WE HAVEA SPECIAL TIME-OF-USE PROGRAM THAT CHARGES OUR MEMBERS DIFFERENTRATES FOR ELECTRICITY, DEPENDING ON WHEN THEY USE IT. CURRENTLY MORETHAN 4,000 OF OUR MEMBERS ARE ON THIS PROGRAM. SOME OF THEM SAVINGUPWARDS OF A HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH MONTH. SO GIVE US A CALL. WE'LLTAKE A LOOK AT YOUR USAGE AND WE'LL SEE IF TIME-OF-USE RATES MAKESENSE TO YOU. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE EXCEPT FOR SOME MONEY OFF OFYOUR BILL EACH MONTH. THANKS FOR TUNING IN. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT MONTHWITH MORE FROM LPEA WIRE.
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