Friday, October 20, 2017

Attention CCPPD Customers:

A company called Research Services could make phone calls to you regarding public power. This is a survey compiled by Nebraska Rural Electric Association and helps us all gather knowledge of how to better serve our customers. A select number of customers will be chosen randomly for a short survey. Please notify us at the CCPPD office (402-372-2463) if you have any questions or concerns.

NDEQ Announces Funding for Nebraska Farmers

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) announces that funding is available to Nebraska farmers to replace eligible agricultural irrigation pump diesel engines with electric motors. NDEQ will reimburse 60% of the cost of the new electric motor, installation, and required electrical infrastructure (including electric service line extension) up to a maximum rebate of $16,200. In order to ensure emissions reductions are achieved through this program, the diesel engine being replaced must be permanently disabled within 90 days of replacement. Funding for this year’s program is made possible by the Environmental Protection Agency’s State Clean Diesel Grant program.
    The pump engine owner is responsible for the remainder of the project costs (mandatory cost-share). Replacement incentives offered by your electric service provider may be used to pay a portion of the mandatory cost-share. No other federal grant funds may be used to cover any portion of the mandatory cost-share.
    NDEQ anticipates awarding rebates for five irrigation pump engine replacements. Individual applicants may submit one application for a rebate for one engine. The number of irrigation pump engine rebates will be determined by NDEQ after evaluating applications in all three project categories.
    Application deadline is 5:00 p.m., December 15, 2017. For more information or to apply for funding visit:

The next Dodge outage will be Friday, October 27th from 8am-1:30pm.

Friday, March 3, 2017

S & L Pole Testing will Begin Pole Testing Soon

S & L Pole Testing will be performing utility pole tests next week. They will finish a small area in the southwestern part of Blaine township in Cuming County and the southeastern part of Pilger township in Stanton County. They will also be working in the eastern part of Kingsburg township in Stanton County and Wisner, Beemer and Elkhorn townships. This will also include the town of Beemer in Cuming County in the Cuming County Public Power District service area.

Work is to begin Monday, March 6th and will take a few weeks in each area. You will see S & L Pole Testing pick-ups and ATV’s along the country roads. Please be aware of these workers and drive carefully.

Most utility poles are made of wood and their constant exposure to the environment takes a toll. Wind, moisture and soil conditions all can distress or decay wood. Regular pole inspection and treatment helps to spot and take care of any problems before they become critical situations.

S & L Pole Testing is a professional firm out of Columbus, Nebraska that is an expert in pole evaluations. Employees from S & L will be identifiable by company logos, equipment, shirts and hard hats and will carry identification.

For more information, stop at the CCPPD office 500 South Main Street West Point or call (402) 372-2463.

Thursday, March 2, 2017