Tag: Reggie Lamson

DWP Goes Solar

Big Bear lake, CA, November 14, 2014 – Not long ago, the City of Big Bear Lake put together a design/build solar contract that was partially funded by U.S. Department of Energy grant funding. The original solar projects proposed by the city, which include the new solar parking kiosks in the lower lot at the Civic Center which will generate more than 50% of the building’s electricity, came in under budget. The excess grant funds would be lost if not used, which prompted DWP General Manager Reggie Lamson to suggest installing solar panels on the 4200 square feet of south facing roof on the DWP’s office building. Once it was determined that the solar project would be feasible, the City added the DWP project as a second amendment to the original contract. The grant funded half of the $303,000 project cost with the rest coming from DWP reserves. The solar panels are expected to offset the annual $38,000 per year electricity bill by $26,000, making the payback period about six years. The panels should be operational as of tomorrow. If you’re curious how much solar energy is being produced, there is a display screen in the lobby of the office building showing current solar energy...

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Reggie Lamson Named New GM at Department of Water & Power

Big Bear, Ca, November 18, 2011, 12:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water has hired a new General Manager.  Reginald “Reggie” Lamson has been a Big Bear resident for 15 years and brings with him nearly 27 years of knowledge and experience in the water industry.  “I am really looking forward to this opportunity, to being able to work in this community where I live,” Lamson says.  His wife Lyndi is a former Bear Valley School District employee, and their children, Meagin, Brittany and Taylor, all graduated from Big Bear High. Lamson currently serves as the Assistant General Manager of the Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company.  “The DWP is looking forward to having Reggie on board as we move forward on our Capital Improvement Plan as well as the allocation of over $5 million in grant funds for pipeline replacement and well improvements,” explained Steve Foulkes, DWP Board Chairman. “We have a lot of fantastic pipeline projects and are proud to welcome someone with such a breadth of experience to this position” he continued. Lamson is also involved in the community as a mountain bike racer for team Bear Valley...

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