Journeyman Lineman or Apprentice Lineman – Stanton, NE Job Description
Stanton County Public Power District (SCPPD) is a public power district located in northeast Nebraska and is currently accepting applications for the position of Journeyman Lineman or Apprentice Lineman.
Duties will range from overhead to underground line work including both construction and maintenance. SCPPD is a Safety Accredited System with a strong focus on safety and an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information and application links, please see out “CONNECT” tab and read the documents within.
If you have further questions, please call the SCPPD office 402-439-2228
LED Lighting Technology: Brighter, Safer and More Efficient
Electricity in the infant years was primarily used for household lighting. The incandescent light bulb lit homes across the world for many, many years. It was not until the last decade or so that we saw any changes with compact fluorescent and light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting. Now LED has now taken over the shelves of hardware stores across the country.
LED lighting was discovered by the British back in early 1900s and advanced by Russians in the late 1920s. The technology stalled until the early 1960s when two engineers from Texas Instruments developed infrared LED light. Next came variations of the LED lighting including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet LED lighting. The cost prevented the technology from household use and was primarily used
as indicator lighting in expensive lab equipment and semiconductor chips. This technology has matured over time with first household usage being in a remote control for TVs. Today we have a broad range of applications of LED lighting. There are two primary advantages of LED lighting. It is inexpensive to run and it lasts 25 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. On average, LED lights can last up to 3 years longer than incandescent bulbs and is 6-7 times more efficient than incandescent cutting energy usage up to 80%. The initial cost of this LED lighting is higher than traditional lighting, however the price points are coming down. Major investment in manufacturing and government investment into this technology have driven the price down.
The holiday season is upon us and there are several applications of LED lighting to light up your Christmas season. LED Christmas lights operate much cooler than incandescent, they last much longer, and several strings of light can be connected due to the reduced energy consumption. The chart below is the estimated cost of electricity to light a six-foot tree for 12 hours a day for 40 days according to the energy.gov website:
Overall, LED lighting has made significant progress in the last decade. This technology is maturing, and applications are being developed to meet the consumer needs. LEDs are finding their way into our homes and they are here to stay.
Apply for out Budget Billing Program:
SCPPD offers a budget billing program to all residential customer accounts. The budget billing period will follow the customer usage billings from January 1 to December 31 of each year. December will reflect the “settle-up” amount and thus close the budget year. Any amount owed the district will be paid in full by the customer. Any amount that appears as a credit balance will remain on the account and be adjusted for the new budget billing cycle.
If you are interested in applying for the 2021 budget cycle,
please see our full procedure and application form by clicking the “CUSTOMER SERVICE” tab on our website or stop by the office for a copy.
Applications will only be taken December 1 to December 31, 2020
Our online payment gateway, SmartHub, is available on this website or you can download the app to your smart phone. You can pay your bill, track usage and so much more!
You can find a link on the website, www.scppd.net, to help you login and start tracking your usage. You can find ways to reduce your energy consumption and save money!
If you do not wish to set up an account, you can simply pay your amount due by clicking the “Pay Now” link and using your account number to connect to the payment gateway. Your payments are posted within 5 minutes of transaction confirmation. There is also an option to sign up for automatic payment transactions using your credit or debit card. These reoccurring transactions will process on or about the 17th of each month.
You can download the SmartHub app just like any other! Search on your smart phone and download it for free. Take advantage of this payment option that is available 24 hours a day, and wherever you need it to be!