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Alternative fuel vehicles for today and the future

Consumers have more vehicle and machinery options. Ethanol and biodiesel have been widely available for consumers. Renewable diesel is the fastest growing fuel in the United States. Local schools have purchased propane fueled buses using Nebraska Clean Diesel Program...

Irrigation rates are steady for 2022

Dawson Public Power District’s irrigation rates are unchanged for the 2022 season. Horsepower rates are charged per HP of recorded peak demand. The demand portion of the rate is due April 25, 2022. Energy rates are charged per kilowatt hour used. They are due...

Ag related damages are concerning

There were 26 ag related incidents that caused damage to Dawson PPD lines and equipment in 2021. The cost of the damage ranged from $289 to $4,645. The cost for these incidents was billed to the people and farms involved. “Damages to power lines and equipment is more...

Phase converters: Magic solution? Maybe not

Starting with single-phase power and making it work for three-phase equipment can make projects possible. However, phase converters aren’t always a good solution. “Call Dawson PPD to talk about your electrical project before planning to use a phase converter,” says...

Power factor used in 2022 billing

The horsepower or demand portion of the irrigation bill will be adjusted if an account’s power factor reading is under 90%. The reading was listed on the 2021 energy billing. Dawson PPD started educating customers about the use of power factor in spring of 2020. A...