The relationship between the Village of L’Anse and its electric power supplier remains strong. At last night’s council meeting, WPPI senior vice-president Tom Paque said the co-op seems to have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic.
WPPI’s diversified electrical production sources also helped them avoid the price spikes other areas of the country saw during last February’s cold snap.
The co-op has a large solar array that will be added to the mix within the next few weeks. Paque said L’Anse stands out among the 51 municipalities it serves.
Notably, the pilot program in which two WPPI employees are permanently assigned to serve the electrical utilities in L’Anse and Baraga has been successful. Paque indicated that some of the co-op’s other members are investigating similar arrangements. Both the L’Anse and Baraga municipal electrical utilities purchase power from WPPI, at a cost significantly lower than other providers in the region.
In other action, the council authorized payment for the recent culvert replacement on Hornet Way near the school, and thanked MD Contracting for its good work.