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The pros and cons of overhead and underground power lines

The pros and cons of overhead and underground power lines

Overhead Pros: Less expensive to build and repair Easier to spot faults/damage Can be built on any terrain Cons: Susceptible to wind, ice and snow More vulnerable to damage from trees and vegetation More vulnerable to blinks caused by animals Susceptible to damage...
Between the lines: Merger update

Between the lines: Merger update

Gwen Kautz General Manager It’s time to update you on the possible merger between Dawson Public Power District and The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District. February was a busy month and an important milestone in the process. The districts held a...

Small, focus group of irrigators meeting

What? Join us for an irrigation focus group discussion about: power factor electrical safety irrigation policies public power possible merger between Dawson PPD and The Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District. We are limiting attendees to the first 15...
Dawson & Central boards vote to advance consolidation talks

Dawson & Central boards vote to advance consolidation talks

Two public power districts are moving forward into the next phase of consolidation talks after receiving positive findings from the latest assessment.  Directors of The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District and Dawson Public Power District both voted...
Efficiency key to competitive ethanol market

Efficiency key to competitive ethanol market

Selling corn ethanol is a competitive business. It’s essentially the same product no matter who makes it. How can one company stand out from the rest? The answer: efficiency. KAAPA has invested nearly $50 million in its Ravenna facility to improve efficiency – and the...
How to keep the peace with your neighbor

How to keep the peace with your neighbor

Ah, neighbors. We can’t pick them, but we can choose to keep things friendly. Dawson PPD’s Power Quality Policy can help. This policy outlines how customers can avoid objectionable voltage and other electrical disturbances or problems that affect other customers or...