Sutherland High School student Kylee Edwards was selected to represent Dawson Public Power District at the Nebraska Rural Electric Association Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. Edwards is the daughter of Aaron and Kate Edwards of North Platte.
Edwards and 20 other high school students spent one week in the nation’s capital touring popular historical sites. The students met with members of the Nebraska Congressional Delegation and joined other rural high school students from across America at the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Day. The event focused on political engagement, leadership and issues facing the electric industry today.
When we talk to Dawson Public Power District customers about this opportunity, something commonly asked is “why?” We usually hear that customers do not care what we do so long as we continue to provide low-cost, reliable power. When they flip the light switch, it better come on. We know this industry well and we care about all of this on your behalf. Our efforts will continue doing what we do best using a different, but diverse, and better business model.
The average Nebraska residential cost per kilowatt hour of electricity was about 10 cents in 2012. In 2020, that cost rose to just 11 cents.
Nancy Davenport is retiring after 37 years of service.