What you need to know about space heaters

Space heaters can be an alternative source of heat for those who want to warm one small area but be wary of their fire risk and lack of energy efficiency. Space heaters are responsible for 43 percent of home heating... Read More...

What size of generator do I need?

Having a backup generator on hand can help ease the disruption brought on by a power outage. But where to begin? Start with the end in mind. When selecting a backup generator, determine what you want to keep running during... Read More...

Between the lines: Local control

By Gwen Kautz, General Manager gkautz at dawsonpower.com 308-324-2386 Our board of directors are elected by you during the general election and serve in six-year term increments. The biggest benefit of having a board of directors run Dawson PPD is... Read More...

Kearney and North Platte offices close

(October 30, 2018) Dawson Public Power District has closed its Kearney and North Platte office locations in response to decreased customer traffic. The Kearney location will continue to be a line maintenance center.  The maintenance and construction personnel stationed at... Read More...

Saving energy is as easy as looking up

Pop quiz: What is over your head, protects you from the weather but could lose up to 30 percent of the heat in your home? If you answered an attic, you’re right! With the upcoming cooler temperatures outside, now’s the... Read More...

Careers in public power

Rural electric public power districts, like Dawson PPD, and co-ops are community-focused organizations that deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy to its customers. These utilities are unique because we belong to the community we serve, giving us better insight into... Read More...

BETWEEN THE LINES: Public Power Month

By Gwen Kautz, General Manager gkautz at dawsonpower.com 308-324-2386 The folks at Dawson Public Power District work hard to keep the lights on and get them back on quickly when there are problems. There is another side of the business... Read More...

WATT’S UP? A kilowatt-hour defined

1 kWh = 1,000 watt-hours 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy is equal to 1,000 watt-hours and will power and 100-watt light bulb for 10 hours (100 watts x 10 hours = 1,000 watt-hours = 1 kWh). 1,000 kWh The average... Read More...

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