Our Board of Directors has approved to return a “Power Cost Adjustment” (PCA) credit of approximately 6.6% of energy (kwh).
I hope that you had a great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! Now
we turn the page on 2019 and move into 2020 and again look forward to
serving you all. As always the focus is to provide you safe, reliable electric
service as affordable as possible.
Reliability in our industry is the result of proper maintenance and work plan projects. In 2020 we will continue to replace old infrastructure and do the necessary maintenance on the system. We will continue to maintain our right of way and keep the trees clear from the power lines. This effort pays big dividends when storms roll through our service territory. We know that
your electrical service is very important, and we want to provide the highest level of service we can.
Affordability is also very important to us when we are planning out our yearly budgets. This year, we are excited to inform you that our Board of Directors has approved to return a Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) credit of approximately 6.6% of energy (kwh). The credit is a pass through from wholesale power supply. This will affect residential, commercial, public
authority and several large power rate classes. The credit will begin on February 1, 2020 and be visible on your electric bills for 12 months starting with your March 2020 billing.
An additional change to the 2020 municipal-residential rate class is the end of the Load Control Program. This program will end as of February 1, 2020. The program is no longer providing a savings for the District and the maintenance on the system is more costly than any benefits we receive from demand savings. If you are currently enrolled in the program there is nothing further you need to do at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. I also would like to thank those who participated in this program.
Our constant focus on reliability and affordability is how we best serve our customers! We look forward to serving you throughout the upcoming year and hope you all stay safe!
Chad Waldow, General Manager
Bruce Hoehne was recently recognized for his 45 years of service to the Stanton County Public Power District. He began his career shortly after graduating from Stanton high school in 1974. Bruce started as a lineman, working in the construction crew and worked his way to being promoted to Operations Manager.
As an 18 year old kid, Bruce was excited to start work! In the days before bucket trucks and diggers, he spent his days driving pick-up trucks through the service territory; setting poles, pulling wire, and repairing storm damage. He has seen quite a lot of change in the last 45 years. Co-workers have come and gone, technology has slowly changed everything about the job he first learned how to do, and the building he has come to work in has morphed into the modern style we see today.
Tim Wurdinger was recognized for his 10 years of service as our Network Administrator.
Anthony Lund was recognized for his 5 years as a Journeyman Lineman.
Doug Oertwich was also recognized for completion of his Director Gold Certification. The Director Gold credential recognizes directors committed to continuing their education beyond the initial classes and who desire a tangible credential that demonstrates their ongoing commitment to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability.
Doug understands the importance of staying up-to-date on key issues and trends in the industry and worked to complete this certification.
Saving Energy=Saving Money!
The new energy efficiency programs are in effect as of 1/1/2020.
New applications, brochures and information are available at the SCPPD office
Students interested in a career in Utility Line or Electrician have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship through Northeast Community College. The Donald D. Heller Utility Line Program Scholarship and the Dale E. Barth Electricians Program Scholarship are sponsored by Stanton County Public Power District and award up to $2,000 in assistance.
If you are interested please apply online with the Northeast Community College website by March 1, 2020. Additional information can be attained at the college, the SCPPD office or on the CONNECT tab of our website.
Please apply today! There will only be ONE scholarship awarded for each program.