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Honoring Excellence: Jack Romans' Journey to the Hall of Fame

Posted May 02, 2024

Jack Romans' journey to the Lineman Hall of Fame is a testament to hard work, resilience, and unwavering commitment to safety. Reflecting on his career, Jack emphasizes the importance of responsibility, teamwork, and continuous learning.

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Supporting the Grid and Powering Lubbock: Meet LP&L’s Substation Department

Posted Mar 18, 2024

One crucial piece of the power puzzle at LP&L is the Substation Department, a vital force ensuring the stability and efficiency of Lubbock’s power grid.

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Saturday Night Lights: The LP&L Crew Behind Texas Tech Football

Posted Oct 27, 2023

Over 50,000 passionate fans flood Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturdays for Texas Tech Football games, but have you ever wondered what would happen if the lights went out mid-game? Well, have no fear, because that’s where our LP&L team comes in.

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Public Power Week Customer Appreciation Event

Posted Oct 03, 2023

Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) celebrated Public Power Week, October 1-7, along with more than 2,000 other community-powered, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provided electricity to 49 million Americans.

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Engineering the Future: LP&L's Pioneers of Progress

Posted Sep 20, 2023

In a world where engineers shape the future and build upon the past, the LP&L engineering team's recent attainment of Professional Engineer (PE) licenses serves as a testament to their commitment to safety, collaboration, and the responsibility of crafting a better energy landscape for generations to come.

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Powering Lubbock: LP&L's Interim Manager of Market Operations Guides Transition to Competition

Posted Aug 16, 2023

With over two decades of experience at Lubbock Power & Light, Michael Winegeart holds valuable insights into the essential operations that keep the power on in Lubbock.

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Upholding the Tradition of Excellence: LP&L Linemen Honored for Career Achievements

Posted Apr 26, 2023

Meet Mitch Kingston, LP&L's Apprentice Rodeo Lineman of the Year, and Jimmy Engle, a retired lineman recently inducted into the Lineman Hall of Fame.

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Meet the Team: Blair McGinnis

Posted Apr 17, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Blair McGinnis, Chief Operating Officer.

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Meet the Team: Matt Rose

Posted Apr 17, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Matt Rose, Public Affairs & Government Relations Manager.

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Meet the Team: Harvey Hall

Posted Apr 17, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Harvey Hall, Chief Financial Officer.

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Meet the Team: Dan Odom

Posted Apr 17, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Dan Odom, Electric Utility Board Member.

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Meet the Team: Clint Gardner

Posted Apr 17, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Clint Gardner, Director of Customer Service.

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Meet the Team: Chris Sims

Posted Apr 14, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Chris Sims LP&L's Director of Grid Control & Compliance.

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Meet the Team: Gwen Stafford

Posted Jan 25, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Gwen Stafford, Chair of the Electric Utility Board.

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Meet the Team: Joel Ivy

Posted Jan 25, 2023

We sat down with LP&L’s executive team and asked them to tell us a little bit more about themselves. Meet Joel Ivy, LP&L's Director of Electric Utilities.

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Future of LP&L in Retail Competition Explainer

Posted Dec 20, 2022

Lubbock Power and Light is giving customers the power to choose by bringing back retail electric competition soon. Check out this explainer video on the future role of LP&L.

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LP&L’s Finance Director Charts Her Own Course

Posted Dec 08, 2022

Kacey Ortiz, LP&L's finance director, knows how to take her own advice: “It’s never too late to go after what you want.”  

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Hurricane Heroes: LP&L Linemen Power On Florida After Disaster

Posted Nov 09, 2022

As news of Hurricane Ian’s landfall spread, the LP&L crew was one of the first to respond to Lakeland Electric’s call for assistance.

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Lubbock Power & Light Retail Electric Competition Explainer

Posted Jun 27, 2022

Lubbock Power and Light is transitioning to retail electric competition, giving you the power to choose the electric provider that best meets your home and business energy needs.

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Solving Puzzles in the Control Room with SCADA

Posted Jun 14, 2022

Piecing together a puzzle in the middle of a hectic moment can be unnerving, but SCADA Transmission Operations Supervisor Cody Kirk and his team are up for the challenge 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Looking Back at 2021: LP&L's Top 3 Plugged In Stories

Posted Jan 06, 2022

What a year! This year we had to get accustomed to many changes in our everyday lives, but we are glad our community was there to help along the way. Here’s a look at the top 3 stories on Plugged In from 2021.

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Meet Your Account Support Team

Posted Dec 07, 2021

In August 2021, the City of Lubbock Utilities created the Account Support department to assist large commercial accounts, reducing hold times and providing timely and efficient customer service.

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‘Tis the Season for Thanks… and Goulash!

Posted Nov 23, 2021

It’s that time of year when friends and family gather at the dining table to share lighthearted stories, enjoy some good laughs and reflect on what to be thankful for.

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Celebrating Our Community Heroes: South Plains Food Bank

Posted Sep 30, 2021

Today we're celebrating local community hero, South Plains Food Bank. Natalia Serna, volunteer manager, shares the many ways they fulfill their mission to make sure no one goes to bed hungry.

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Safety on the Front Lines

Posted Jun 16, 2021

Rain or shine, safety is always at the top of every lineman’s mind.

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Celebrating Our Community Heroes: Volunteer Center of Lubbock

Posted Jun 09, 2021

Today we're celebrating local community hero, Volunteer Center of Lubbock. Sharon Bass, executive director, shares how the organization works to nurture a culture of service in the South Plains and develop the next generation of leaders.

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Celebrating Our Community Heroes: The Salvation Army of Lubbock

Posted Mar 26, 2021

Today we're celebrating a local community hero, The Salvation Army of Lubbock.

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Meet Your Newest Board Member: Solomon Fields

Posted Mar 10, 2021

Meet Solomon Fields, senior pastor at St. John Baptist Church and the newest Electric Utility Board member.

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Celebrating Our Community Heroes: Catholic Charities of Lubbock

Posted Jan 07, 2021

Over the next few months, we're celebrating a few of our community heroes. Today we're highlighting Catholic Charities of Lubbock.

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Looking Back at 2020: LP&L’s Top 3 Plugged In Stories

Posted Jan 05, 2021

What a year! Despite its challenges, we saw many examples of our community coming together to help one another. Take a look back at the top stories from 2020.

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Best in Class: From Elementary School Teacher to Technical Trainer

Posted Nov 23, 2020

An elementary school teacher and technical trainer sound like two different jobs, but they have more in common than you might think.

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A LP&L Employee’s Call of Duty to Protect the Environment

Posted Oct 23, 2020

Darla Ward has been leading LP&L’s environmental and pipeline safety regulatory compliance efforts since 2009.

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How Does Electricity Reach Your Home?

Posted Oct 01, 2020

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Texans Helping Texans Following Hurricane Laura

Posted Sep 29, 2020

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Keeping Cool Under Pressure: Covenant Children’s Hospital

Posted Sep 14, 2020

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Lining Up to Answer Brownfield’s Call for Help

Posted Aug 04, 2020

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Utility Payment Assistance Options Offer Support During Pandemic

Posted Jul 17, 2020

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On the Front Lines, Lighting the Streets

Posted Jul 01, 2020

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Employee Spotlight: Felix Orta

Posted Jun 30, 2020

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Three Quick and Easy Changes to Lower Your Summer Electric Bill

Posted Jun 29, 2020

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Restoring Power Safely During a Record-Breaking Storm

Posted Jun 04, 2020

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5 Tips to Save Energy While Working from Home

Posted Apr 03, 2020

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5 Winter Safety Tips

Posted Feb 05, 2020

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Reflecting on 2019: LP&L’s Top 5 Stories

Posted Jan 21, 2020

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Iliana Esparza Shares Hope with Grieving Moms

Posted Jan 03, 2020

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COLU Employee Helps East Lubbock Youth Follow Their Dreams and Achieve Success

Posted Dec 19, 2019

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Finding the Needle in the Haystack with SCADA

Posted Nov 11, 2019

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Friday Night Lights: A Family Story

Posted Sep 27, 2019

Employee Spotlight on Kista Jones and her son, Jaylon

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Why Do We Use More Energy in the Summer?

Posted Aug 15, 2019

The end of summer is often the hottest part of the season, which means West Texans are doing everything they can to keep cool. Weather is the #1 driver of energy use in your home. As the temperature increases, so does your energy use. Based on historical averages, there is a 30-40% increase in customer electricity use from May to June and again from June to July.

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Solar Energy FAQs

Posted Aug 06, 2019

FAQs about solar energy systems.

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2019 Texas Lineman’s Rodeo

Posted Jul 16, 2019

Cheer on our LP&L linemen team at the 2019 Texas Lineman’s Rodeo on Saturday, July 20, in Seguin, TX!

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Sutherlands HomeBase Saves Inside and Out

Posted Jun 10, 2019

Sutherlands HomeBase recently transitioned 100% of its light bulbs to LEDs, an energy efficient lighting source. LP&L had a chance to connect with David Berry, the store general manager, to discuss the move towards energy efficiency and how it affects the business’s bottom line.

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How to Prepare for Summer Heat

Posted Mar 29, 2019

Rising temperatures are the #1 driver of rising electric use and higher bills. Here's a list of ways to find energy savings throughout your home in the summer months.

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Keeping Lubbock Powered: The People Who Manage the City’s Emergency Operations Center

Posted Mar 19, 2019

During major storms, you may not realize all that occurs behind the scenes. When a major December storm brought hazardous conditions to Lubbock, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) went to work.

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Stay Safe Around Downed Power Lines

Posted Jan 15, 2019

Severe weather can strike at any time. If you see downed power lines, consider them energized and dangerous and always stay as far away as possible. Knowing what to do around downed power lines can keep you and your neighbors safe.

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Notification of Lane Closure On 82nd Street due to Utility Work

Posted Jan 02, 2019

Notification of Lane Closure On 82nd Street due to Utility Work

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The Show Must Go On: Moonlight Musicals Powers Back to Action

Posted Dec 17, 2018

The Saturday, June 23 outdoor performance of “The Music Man” was running just as the cast and crew had rehearsed it. Then, in the middle of Act 1, the sound stopped and the lights flickered and faded one by one, leaving the entire stage and its 400 show attendees in the dark.

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12 Days of Safety

Posted Dec 03, 2018

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Behind the Scenes: Lighting Up Lubbock with Annual Texas Tech Tradition

Posted Nov 30, 2018

With a flip of the switch, over 20,000 Texas Tech students and local residents will kick off the holiday season at the 60th Annual Carol of Lights on Friday, Nov. 30. It’s a fun holiday tradition that recently became more energy efficient.

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Rising to the challenge: LP&L linemen showcased their on-the-job skills at Texas Lineman’s Rodeo

Posted Aug 09, 2018

On Saturday, July 21, Lubbock Power & Light journeyman and apprentice teams competed in the 22nd Annual Texas Lineman’s Rodeo in Seguin. This was LP&L’s third year competing in this rigorous competition, which hosts the best teams across the entire state.

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How to read your meter

Posted Jul 19, 2018

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Rain, shine or ice, Keith weathers any storm for customers

Posted Jul 10, 2018

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How To Reduce Your Summer Utility Bills

Posted Jun 26, 2018

Summer is here, which means it’s time to battle the Texas heat with our air conditioners. Did you know weather is the #1 driver of energy use in your home?

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“I had frozen tears on my face:” State School shares story of restored power, comfort

Posted May 23, 2018

When Winter Storm Goliath struck Lubbock just after Christmas in 2015, the Lubbock State Supported Living Center, known as the State School, had a crisis on its hands.

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When the Lights Go Off, LP&L is On

Posted May 10, 2018

From a warm sunny day to a winter storm, the Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) Distribution team is constantly monitoring Lubbock’s electric grid.

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Meet Camille, a Texas Tech alum with a big heart for the Lubbock community

Posted Apr 11, 2018

Camille Powe is a Texas Tech alumna who came to Lubbock over 30 years ago and never left

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Not Their First Rodeo: LP&L Linemen Compete in Seguin to Practice Their Craft

Posted Jan 23, 2018

A team of LP&L line workers recently competed in the 2017 Texas Lineman’s Rodeo in Seguin, Texas. The Lineman’s Rodeo is an action-packed event in which line workers from across the state get together to compete in their craft.

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