Cozad farmer electrocutes weeds

Zzzap! An unfamiliar sight and sound moves across a soybean field east of Cozad. A tractor attachment, called The Weed Zapper Annihilator, electrically shocks plants when they come into contact with a copper bar. About 14,400 volts sends 10 amps... Read More...

Between the lines: Our kids = our future

By Gwen Kautz, General Manager gkautz at dawsonpower.com 308-324-2386 I think my grandma once (maybe a few dozen times) called me a whipper-snapper. To me, that meant “young and crazy.” I’m starting to face my own version of whipper-snappers. What... Read More...

Electricity remains a good value

The cost of powering your home rises slowly when compared to other common expenses. Looking at price increases over the last five years, it’s easy to see electricity remains a good value! Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsConsumer Price Index... Read More...

Stay back and stay safe

Working with electricity can be a dangerous job, especially for lineworkers. In fact, USA Today lists line repairers and installers among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. That’s why for Dawson PPD, safety is the number one priority. This... Read More...

Beefin’ up our heroes

Local program supports troops with beef snacks Independence Day is a good time for us to press pause on our busy lives and thank those who bravely fought, and still protect, the freedoms we all enjoy. One local business has... Read More...

Between the lines: Weathering the storms

By Gwen Kautz, General Manager gkautz at dawsonpower.com 308-324-2386 Another cloudy day with forecasted rain. Normally we appreciate the rain, but this year the rain has wore out her welcome. Locally, I’ve seen numerous road closings as well as pick... Read More...

New incentives available for electric vehicles

New incentive programs have been introduced to help consumers adopt electric vehicles. Through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Public Power District and Dawson Public Power have announced three programs to help reduce the upfront cost of electric... Read More...

5 outdoor electrical hazards

1. Power Lines Always look up and out for power lines. Keep you and your equipment at least 10 feet away from power lines. 2. Outdoor Outlets These should be powered by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), whihc turns... Read More...

Putting our story together

Putting our story together Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dawson PPD Lexington Headquarters 75191 Rd 433, Lexington NE Join us for a fun, educational day as we learn about the pieces that make up Dawson PPD’s... Read More...

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