United Power Helps a Mountain Town with Power

The generator supports Gilpin County infrastructure

Belen Ward
bward@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 10/26/21

Gilpin County received a 625-kW diesel generator at the local school district campus, according to a press release by Brighton-based United Power. “United Power is excited to partner with Gilpin …

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United Power Helps a Mountain Town with Power

The generator supports Gilpin County infrastructure

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Gilpin County received a 625-kW diesel generator at the local school district campus, according to a press release by Brighton-based United Power.

“United Power is excited to partner with Gilpin County on this key project for community members adjacent to the school district campus,” stated Dean Hubbuck, United Power’s chief energy resource officer. “Completing the project before the winter season should provide security and peace of mind to the residents in the area and provide a much-needed resource in the event of an extended power interruption.”

United Power partnered with the Gilpin County Office of Emergency Management to install a generator to provide a safety upgrade for its school district in the mountain territory .

According to Gilpin County School District officials, when there was a power outage the school contacted parents and sent students home. With the new generator, there is an option for backup power so the parents and administration can provide a safe warm site for the students and staff.

The generator can provide power to the entire school campus, including school buildings, gym facilities, bus barn, water storage, delivery systems, pumping stations and Eagles’ Nest Daycare Center. Its generator operates on a Tier 4 Diesel with an ultra-clean, low sulfur fuel with advanced education technologies which exceeds state requirements for emission levels, according to United Power officials.

United Power and Gilpin County school district will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, for the public to learn about the safety upgrades.

According to the company’s 2020 annual report, United Power is a rural electric cooperative, providing electric service to homes and businesses in six counties in Colorado – Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin, Jefferson, Adams and Weld counties. According to that report, the company served nearly 98,000 meters in those counties.

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