Thank you for your interest in renewable generation. While Dawson PPD does not generate power, we are interested in renewable energy resources and the benefits they offer our customers.
Dawson PPD purchases power from Nebraska Public Power District. NPPD uses renewable resources such as wind and hydro to provide power to the state’s farms, homes and businesses. To obtain more information about their generating resources and their plans for renewable energy in the future, visit NPPD’s website.
In addition, Dawson PPD has a Net Metering Policy that allows customers to generate power for their own use on their own property to offset their power usage and any net excess power can be credited to a customer’s account. Information on distributed generation systems size 25 kW and under can be found below or by calling Dawson PPD for details. For anything larger than 25 kW, please contact Dawson PPD for more information at 308-324-2386.
Renewable generation process for 25 kW and under
#1 Become informed
Renewable generation law in Nebraska
#2 Conduct an initial sizing and cost evaluation
Perform an economic analysis to calculate the investment rate of return or simple payback period, including any incentives, for installing a renewable generation system.
#4 Complete and submit the Dawson PPD Net Metering Generation Application for Interconnection
According to Nebraska Legislature Chapter 70, Section 2004; (2), “A customer-generator is responsible for notifying the local distribution utility of its intent to install a qualified facility AT LEAST 60 DAYS PRIOR to its installation and is responsible for all costs associated with the qualified facility.”
For an official copy of the form, please call Dawson PPD at 800-752-8305 or 308-324-2386.
#5 Receive approval of the Dawson PPD Net Metering Generation Application for Interconnection
Submit the form to:
bjohnson (at) dawsonpower.com
Attn: Bobby Johnson
PO Box 777
Lexington NE 68850
#7 Install the system
#8 Request an electrical inspection (required by law)
WHEN REQUESTING AN ELECTRICAL INSPECTION, please be sure that the application indicates that you wish to receive an Approval Notice. Having a copy of the Electrical Inspection Approval Notice will help avoid delays with connecting your renewable generation system. A copy of the Approval Notice must be provided to Dawson PPD.
#9 Request final approval for connection to Dawson PPD by signing an Interconnection and Service Agreement
Next, sign a Dawson PPD Interconnection and Service Agreement and then Dawson PPD will perform a system Verification Test Procedure. Upon successful completion of this test, approval will be given for the connection of the renewable generation system to your electrical service. After approval, the customer will move onto Dawson PPD’s Net Metering Rider Rate.
Copies of the Net Metering Rider Rate may also be requested by calling 308-324-2386.
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Dawson PPD’s net metering report as of March 1, 2020:
- Dawson Public Power District has 23 net metering qualified facilities.
- The total estimated rated generating capacity of qualified facilities is 237 kW AC.
- The total estimated net kilowatt-hours received from customer-generators in 2019 is 169,455 kWh.
- The total estimated amount of energy produced by customer-generators in 2019 is 438,000 kWh.