Let’s talk public power
October is Public Power Month. Read how Dawson PPD works to serve you.
- Did you know that Nebraska is the only state in the nation served entirely by public power electric utilities? Community-owned utilities mean that Nebraskans are working for Nebraskans.
- Public power electric utilities are not-for-profit, meaning there’s no profit motive and no shareholder pockets to pad. Simply affordable, cost-of-service electric rates for consumers.
- Nebraska’s electric utilities are governed by locally elected or appointed boards and councils. This means you have a voice in the decisions made by your local utility.
- As a not-for-profit, Nebraska’s electric utilities pay more than $100 million to communities they serve each year in lieu of taxes. Those dollars stay local, helping to empower our hometowns.
- Each dollar of a public power employee’s paycheck circulates through the local economy an estimated four to five times. That’s keeping local dollars, local.
- Nebraska’s electric utilities use a diverse mix of fuel resources to generate electricity, such as wind, water, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar and methane.