Planned maintenance repairs for Village of Eustis on September 7

EustisSignheader(August 30, 2016) Lexington, Neb. – On Wednesday, September 7, Dawson Public Power District will replace a transmission line switch east of Eustis and use a generator to power the town.

Crews plan to work on the repair from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some rural residents will be without electric power during the scheduled maintenance time. The rural residents affected by the outage will be notified via telephone prior to the planned outage.

Village of Eustis residents will not notice any differences as the town is transferred to the generator, but they will have a short power outage as they are switched back to a normal power feed once the repairs are complete.

“Replacing the switch will ensure that Dawson PPD can continue to provide reliable power to the Village of Eustis and other rural areas,” said Jeremy Kaiser, Manager of Operations.

The transmission switch provides two routes to send electricity to Eustis and avoid power outages. The switch connects Cozad, Eustis, Elwood and Johnson Lake in a loop. This loop has been in existence since 2011. During regular maintenance, Dawson PPD employees discovered a manufacturer issue with the switch and replacement was determined the best solution to fix the problem.

For questions concerning the planned power outage, please call Dawson PPD at 308-324-2386.

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


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