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No 2014 Rate Increase Coming for Dawson PPD Customers

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Dawson Public Power District has announced that it will not be increasing electric rates for its customers in 2014.

The utility, which serves rural residents in south-central Nebraska along the Platte River Valley, receives its power from Nebraska Public Power District, which confirmed earlier this month that it would not be increasing its rates for both wholesale and retail customers.

Gwen Kautz, Dawson PPD general manager, says over the past few years the utility had increased rates because of the cost from their wholesale provider. Dawson PPD is a public company and operates at cost.

"We make every effort to ensure that our customers are paying the lowest possible rates while providing safe and reliable electric power," Kautz said. "Our customers own us; and like any business they are invested in, they depend on the board of directors they elect to manage expenses in a manner that is reasonable and cost-effective."

Factors considered in determining the year's rates include wholesale rate increases, operating expenses and investments in the maintenance, construction and upgrades of the system.

The 2014 electric rates for Dawson PPD are as follows:



General Service-Residential

       General Service with Space                    Heating

First 100 kWh/month



Next 300 kWh/month




Winter (October-May)

Over 400 kWh/month




Summer (June-September)

Over 400 kWh/month



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