Lubbock Power & Light

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City of Lubbock Utilities Website Provides Account Management and Expanded Payment Options

Customers of City of Lubbock water, wastewater, storm water and solid waste services and Lubbock Power & Light electric service can now look to City of Lubbock Utilities for all of their account management needs. As part of these updates, the Lubbock Power & Light online account management and pay-by-phone IVR systems will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17 until noon on Sat., Nov. 18.

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Lubbock Power & Light Moves to the Approval Stage of ERCOT Integration Process

Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) has initiated the formal application process to join the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). LP&L submitted an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) to begin a public interest case focused on the impacts of allowing LP&L to disconnect from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and connect to the ERCOT system. The filing of Lubbock’s application with the PUC follows two years of extensive studies and research by multiple stakeholders, including LP&L, related to the costs and benefits of allowing the City of Lubbock to join the Texas state electrical grid.

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Lubbock Power & Light and Xcel Energy Announce Signing of Two Year Power Contract

Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) and Southwestern Public Service (SPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, are pleased to announce the signing of a purchased power contract providing 400 megawatts of capacity and energy scheduling beginning on June 1, 2019 and extending through May 31, 2021. The contract will supply the City of Lubbock with 400 megawatts of capacity, effectively covering all power supply needs through 2021.

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Lubbock Power & Light to Conduct Aerial Survey of Transmission System

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) will oversee an aerial survey of their electrical transmission line system beginning January 10, 2017. The aerial survey work will be conducted by Towill, Inc. in conjunction with LP&L’s consultants Black & Veatch. Weather permitting, the survey work to be conducted is expected to conclude by early next week. The purpose of the survey is to gain accurate and efficient modeling of approximately 82.5 miles of existing transmission lines for use in LP&L’s current transmission system upgrade project.

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LP&L ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF ANDY BURCHAM TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Burcham from Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to Assistant Director of Electric Utilities/CFO. Burcham has served the utility as CFO since September of 2013 where he led the effort to reform financial operations and long-term planning for Lubbock’s municipally owned electric utility.

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RATING AGENCIES REAFFIRM STRONG BOND RATING FOR LUBBOCK POWER & LIGHT

LUBBOCK, Texas – All three major U.S. financial rating agencies have reaffirmed Lubbock Power & Light’s (LP&L) long-term rating and stable outlook on the municipal electric utility’s system revenue bonds. Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services assigned an ‘AA-’ rating; Moody’s Investor Services assigned an ‘A1’ rating; and Fitch Ratings assigned an ‘A+’ rating.

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LP&L DIRECTOR DAVID MCCALLA APPOINTED TO THE TEXAS PUBLIC POWER ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) appointed Lubbock Power & Light’s (LP&L) director of electric utilities David McCalla to the TPPA Board of Directors during its winter board meeting. Final confirmation of the appointment will take place during the TPPA annual meeting in July. McCalla will be filling an unexpired term that officially begins in July 2015 and expires in July 2016. McCalla, who is a former president of the influential statewide electric association, has served as director of electric utilities for LP&L since September 2014.

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LUBBOCK POWER & LIGHT RESTORES POWER TO CUSTOMERS AFFECTED BY OUTAGE.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light has restored power to customers affected by tonight’s outage stemming from a downed aircraft. Power was restored at 11 p.m. to the 2,450 customers whose service was interrupted when LP&L crews were able to successfully work around extensive damage caused by tonight’s tragic accident. A small number of customers located in the immediate proximity of the crash site may experience lingering outages as crews will be required to repair damage to infrastructure in the coming days.

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