Spots available on Dawson PPD 2016 irrigation construction list
(November 3, 2015) Lexington, Neb. – For the first time in decades, Dawson PPD’s irrigation construction waiting list is no more. The utility is now accepting new irrigation construction jobs to complete before the 2016 growing season.
Irrigators looking to add or upgrade electric service in their fields are encouraged to contact Dawson PPD’s engineering department. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis and is secured when a contract is signed and construction fees are paid in full.
Those interested are encouraged to call Dawson PPD’s engineering department at 308-324-2386 or 800-752-8305 with the following information:
- Contact information
- Legal description of well location
- Projected horsepower
Dawson PPD typically constructs 30 miles of line for new irrigation projects each year. By gradually adding new services to the utility’s electric grid, Dawson PPD has managed its load to maintain reliability and avoid overloading the system. If the District encounters a significant rise in demand for new services, the irrigation waiting list could be reintroduced.
“Eliminating the irrigation construction waiting list has been a goal of Dawson PPD for decades,” said Cole Brodine, Dawson PPD Manager of Engineering. “Although Dawson PPD hopes to keep new irrigation services readily available, we have a responsibility to our customers to ensure that we are managing our growth in a responsible way.”
Dawson Public Power District is a Nebraska rural electric utility system that serves south central Nebraska along the Platte River Valley. Organized in 1937, Dawson PPD provides service to more than 23,000 electric meters and maintains over 5,800 miles of power lines. The district’s 5,000 square miles territory includes all of the rural areas in Dawson and Buffalo Counties, approximately two-thirds of Gosper County, a third of Lincoln County and parts of Custer, Sherman and Frontier Counties. Dawson PPD also serves several villages including Hershey, Maxwell, Brady, Farnam, Eustis, Elwood, Eddyville, Smithfield, Overton, Sumner, Miller, Riverdale, Amherst, Odessa and Pleasanton. To learn more, visit www.DawsonPower.com.