Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CCPPD Field Data Project Continues

GMS (Global Mapping Solutions) is still contracted by CCPPD to capture GPS (Global Positioning System) information for all CCPPD electrical structures including poles, meters and transformers. They will be working in the southeastern area of the CCPPD service territory. This includes parts or complete townships of St. Charles North & South, Sherman North & South, Cuming, Garfield, Logan, Neligh in Cuming County, Pebble & Cuming in Dodge County and Everett, Oakland, and Pershing in Burt County.
            Cuming County Public Power District is gathering all of this information for our GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping system. This will allow us to use any electronic device to view all of the equipment and locations of the equipment in our entire system.
            This GIS system is tied into all CCPPD customer data, billing and accounting software. This will allow the linemen to pinpoint the problem before going out to repair an issue as well as helping them know exactly what material is needed. For outages, it helps with planning for system improvements and shows what customers are affected. For staking and planning, it allows for correct quantities to be ordered and material needed prior to construction.
            GMS will be in the CCPPD service territory for several months completing their work. They will have signs on their vehicles stating they are contracted by CCPPD. We will notify customers by social media, the CCPPD website, press releases, public postings, newspapers and radio on what sections they will work on next. See the map below to view where they are currently working. Please tune in to one of these platforms to stay informed.
            If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 402-372-2463 or 877-572-2463.

Friday, May 24, 2019

CCPPD Phones Today

We are doing some work on our phones today Friday, May 24th and all calls will be transferred to our call center from 10a-2p. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Global Mapping Solutions Contracted with CCPPD

The GIS system will be tied into all CCPPD customer data, billing and accounting software. This will allow the linemen to pinpoint problems and know what material is needed before they go out.

Global Mapping Solutions is a professional mapping company out of Cheyenne, Wyoming that is an expert in collecting accurate field data. The company was incorporated in 2000 and primarily conducts GPS field inventories for electric utilities. They have conducted well over 100 field inventories over the last 25 years, 55 being for electric utilities. Employees from GMS wear reflective vests when they are working in the field.

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

Check out the May 2019 CCPPD Newsletter and Rural Electric Nebraskan Magazine now online!

Check out the May 2019 CCPPD Newsletter and Rural Electric Nebraskan Magazine now online!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Please Be Careful this Planting Season!

**IMPORTANT INFO** Reap What You Sow and Be Safe This Planting Season!
Long hours and fatigue are a constant battle for farmers during planting season.
“Farmers often neglect their own needs because they have their ‘get-it-done’ thoughts in their heads,” says Scott Haber, Cuming County Public Power District Operations Manager. “As tempting as it is to burn the midnight oil, farmers should get as much rest as possible and allow themselves breaks to clear their head,” advises Haber.
Be especially aware of electrical hazards around the farm. Be cautious and think twice before acting around electricity. CCPPD and Safe Electricity offer farmers the following reminders:
• If your machinery or vehicle comes in contact with a power line, do not get out. Once contact has been made with a live line (even when your tractor or truck makes contact), you are now a “pathway to ground” and you could get electrocuted if you step out. Instead, stay where you are and call 9-1-1 to dispatch the appropriate utility to de-energize the power.
• When using machinery with long extensions or tall antennas and when using ladders, look up to avoid contact with overhead power lines. Machinery is much larger these days and can easily come in contact with overhead power lines. Be Aware to Stay Alive!
• Remember, non-metallic materials (such as tree limbs, ropes and hay) can conduct electricity, depending on dampness and dust/dirt accumulation.
• Visually inspect overhead lines, which may not meet height codes due to age or pole damage. If a wire is hanging low or is on the ground, consider it energized and stay away; call 9-1-1 to have the operator dispatch the utility.
• Every day, map out where equipment will be moved to ensure it will clear power lines.
• When working in the vicinity of power lines, always use a spotter who has a broad vantage point.
• Train anyone working with or for you (including seasonal employees) to be aware of power line locations and teach them proper clearance distance. Contact CCPPD and we can do a demonstration on power line safety.