Benefits of Public Power
South Central is a non-profit political subdivision of the State of Nebraska. Because Nebraska is the only state in the nation that is 100 percent public power, electric rates are lower than the national average.
A board of seven directors is elected from citizens taking residential service from the district during general elections. These directors live in the district and protect the interests of the customers they represent. Because there are no stockholders, margins earned by South Central are reinvested in the systems necessary to make electric service available and reliable.
South Central is dedicated to the safe and efficient use of electricity. Safety programs for schools are an important outreach program.
South Central’s rates are among the lowest in the country. Residential average charges for 2012 were:
National average: 11.88¢ per kWh
State of Nebraska average: 10.04¢ per kWh
South Central average: 9.11¢ per kWh
During 2012, South Central PPD’s residential customers paid approximately 10% less than the average for the State of Nebraska for its electricity. This amounted to approximately $547,000 in savings to South Central PPD’s residential customers. Compared to the national average, South Central Public Power District residential customers saved approximately $1,630,000.
Reliable service is important! We take pride in keeping the lights on for you despite Nebraska’s harsh weather. Over the last five years, we have been able to provide 99.9% service reliability.