National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It is our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers. #thankalineman
Stanton County PPD would like to extend an invitation to the youth of our service territory to attend the Nebraska Youth Energy Leadership Camp. This is an excellent opportunity for
high school students (grades 9-11) to participate in a 5 day leadership camp in Halsey National Forest near Halsey, NE.
This camp challenges each camper educationally, recreationally and socially. They have a good mix of activities that give campers a better understanding of the legislative process, and the electric utility business including power generation and rural electric programs. Some of the highlights of this camp include tours of Kingsley Hydro Station at Lake McConaughy and Gerald Gentleman Station at Sutherland, NE. There are many other popular activities such as canoeing, volleyball and basketball.
Stop in the office to sign up for camp!
Youth Energy Leadership Campers will then get a chance to
earn another opportunity to attend the Nebraska Rural Electric
Washington Youth Tour. SCPPD will select one camper to participate in this once in a lifetime event in Washington DC. This is a weeklong, all-expense paid trip to Washington DC to educate our youth with stops at the Nation’s Capital, Smithsonian Museum and Gettysburg.
SCPPD TO START NEW AMI PROJECT IN APRIL
Work on a new AMI system has begun with preliminary router surveys
in March. With the new system being a Radio Frequency (RF) system,
you will see crews installing the radio system repeaters and collectors
on power poles around the county to bring both meter and load control
data back to the office. In May, once the backbone of the system is
completed crews will start installing meters building out from these RF
devices installing the nearest meters working out to the furthest. This
process could take a couple of months to complete as the linemen will
be updating our records on the specific equipment on your service, this
will speed up outage resolutions if a problem on your service occurs.
In addition to all the normal capabilities of an AMI system, the new
system will have live real-time data reporting including voltage status
from every customer meter. This new capability will be incorporated
into a carry map installed on computers in the office as well as on electronic devices that the linemen carry. This means that the on-duty crew will be alerted immediately of a power outage. This will speed up outage response along with the trouble crew being able to confirm that power is restored to the end of a line.
Stanton County Public Power District invites you to join us April 16, 2019 for an open discussion about renewable energy and what it means for landowners.
TWO MEETING TIMES:
10:00 a.m. at the Cooper Family Community
Center in Pilger
2:00 p.m. at the Stanton VFW club