Dawson PPD uses bonds to finance big construction projects. These bonds were issued at favorable rates. They will be paid back over several years, by the ratepayers who benefit from the construction projects. These projects have improved the reliability, capacity and efficiency of Dawson PPD’s electric grid.
Dawson PPD is current on its loans and bond payments. The district has an “A” bond rating, which provides access to good interest rates. Equity as a percent of assets is at 68.37 percent; another good indicator of financial well-being.
In the proposed merger, Dawson PPD and the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District have different business models. Dawson PPD borrows money for improvements. Central saves money before starting improvements. Platte River Public Power and Irrigation District will keep the financials of the businesses separate – meaning that each division of the business is individually accountable.
Average prices for residential electricity
Nebraska’s average cost per kilowatt hour is 10.5 cents, lower than the nationwide average of 13.7 cents.
Saiz named Operations Coordinator
Roxanne Saiz has accepted the position as Operations Coordinator. She previously held a position at Dawson PPD as a Consumer Accounts Representative.OTHER NEWS