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IN THIS ISSUE Holiday Office Closings back to top >>
  1. Holiday Closings
  2. Rates Decrease
  3. A Safe Holiday
  4. Christmas Recipe

  5. Norris Public Power District
    606 Irving Street
    Beatrice, NE 68310

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Electric Rates Will Drop in 2020 back to top >>

At the November 6, 2019 board meeting, the locally elected Norris Public Power District Board of Directors approved a $300,000 or 0.4% decrease in customer electric rates beginning January 2020. The board’s action marks the third consecutive year that customer rates have declined and the seventh consecutive year that the District has avoided an increase in customer electric rates overall.

In addition to the 2020 customer electric rate reduction, the Norris Board approved a $3.9 million credit to be included on customer bills from February 2020 through January 2021, which is equivalent to a 4.5% reduction in customer rates over the twelve-month period. The credit comes from a pass-through of a Nebraska Public Power District Production Cost Adjustment credit.

Norris rate schedules for 2020 are available upon request or can be viewed on the District’s website at www.norrisppd.com.

  Add Safety to Your Holiday Traditions      back to top >>  

For millions of people every year, the holiday season comes with traditions of festive lights and decorations, extraordinary foods and lavish parties. Unfortunately, time-honored traditions can easily end in tragedy if precautions are not taken. Make a point to take care of yourself and those you love by taking time to decorate safely without skipping any safety steps.

Norris Public Power District urges everyone to follow these precautions:

  • When decorating outside, look up and look out. Never throw holiday lights or other decorations into trees near power lines.
  • Be especially careful when working near power lines attached to your house. Keep ladders, equipment and yourself at least 10 feet from power lines.
  • Use only lights, cords, animated displays and decorations rated for outdoor use. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use them. Use plastic or insulated hooks to hang lights.
  • Cords should be plugged into outlets equipped with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs). Use a portable GFCI if your outdoor outlets are not equipped with them. GFCI protection is very important outdoors, where weather conditions can create dangerous electrical situations.
  • Do not staple or nail through light strings or electrical cords, and do not attach anything to utility poles.
  • Outdoor holiday lights are for seasonal use, up to 90 days. Bring them inside after the holidays.
  • Avoid decorating outside on windy or wet days. Choose to decorate in favorable weather conditions and during daylight hours.
  Buckeye Balls Recipe       back to top >>  

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