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Juan Gutierrez-Alvarado

Dawson Public Power District has awarded Juan Laguna-Gutierrez a $2,000 utility line scholarship to pursue his degree. Laguna-Gutierrez is a student at Lexington High School and is the son of Juan Laguna-Sanchez and Alejandra Gutierrez-Alvarado.

He plans to study utility line at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

“I’ve always dreamed of finding the ‘perfect’ career where I can positively contribute to my community, support my family, and be successful,” Laguna-Gutierrez wrote in his scholarship application. “Working as a Utility Line Technician will allow me to utilize several of my strengths including hands-on skills, teamwork, physical strength/endurance and gives me the opportunity to work outside.”

The Dawson PPD Utility Line Scholarship has been awarded to one student annually since 2001.

“Dawson PPD is proud supporter of the communities and youth within our service territory footprint,” said Dawson PPD Communications Specialist Chelsea Gengenbach. “We’re pleased to support the next generation of lineworkers.”


Between the lines: Technology, the grid and Dawson PPD. (Part 1)

Between the lines: Technology, the grid and Dawson PPD. (Part 1)

Dawson PPD’s electric distribution utility system is a complex network of wires, transformers and other equipment that delivers electricity from power plants to substations to homes and businesses. In recent years, there have been several new technologies that have been developed to improve the efficiency, reliability and security of the electric distribution system.

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