Rate increase to take effect with May billing
Dawson Public Power District rates will increase this spring. Overall, the increase will be 1.85%. The percentage varies by rate class.
Residential customers will see a 1.75% increase in their electric rates. This includes a $1 increase to the distribution charge and a small increase in the kilowatt hour cost. For an average home, the increase will be about $2.50 to $4 more each month, depending on their energy usage. The rate change takes effect with the May billing.
Irrigation rates for the 2021 season will average 2.44% higher. The fixed costs, which are calculated per horsepower, increased $1. Energy charges increased as well. Irrigation customers choose their rate based on participation in the District’s load management program. This rate change went into effect February 1, 2021.
“Our rates have been changing because of Dawson PPD’s investments in our electric system,” explains Gwen Kautz, General Manager. “We have been improving aging infrastructure and building a more efficient backbone for our system. The results are greater reliability and more options to re-route power. Although this is still important work, we’ve slowed our construction schedule to reduce costs.”
Customers are welcome to review Dawson PPD’s rates at any time through its website or by calling 308-324-2386.
*Excludes taxes and village-imposed lease payments.