Irrigation

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Irrigation Hotline Service

For the most up-to-date load control information call

North Central PPD’s Irrigation Hotline Service at:

402-358-7025

Press 1 – to hear the Forecast
Press 2 – Load Control Hours

North Central PPD’s Irrigation Hotline Service provides irrigation customers with the most up-to-date load control information available. Two different messages can be accessed when calling this number. The first message is a forecast and the second message is North Central’s actual Load Control hours. The forecast message is posted at the beginning of each week indicating what North Central is anticipating for load control for that week. The second message is posted daily, indicating North Central’s Load Control hours for that particular day. This message will also be updated if North Central load control hours change or with any early release messages North Central receives. The Irrigation Hotline Service can be accessed as many times as necessary to stay informed of North Central’s current load control status.

You may also go to the Demand Waiver Status link for load control information. The irrigation hotline service will be available during North Central’s Load Control Season, June 1 to September 15.

Load Management

Like most rural power districts in Nebraska, North Central PPD’s system peak increases through the summer months June through September. A large amount of this increase can be attributed to irrigations. For this reason North Central PPD requires irrigation customers with larger than 15 horsepower services to participate in North Central PPD’s Load Management Program. The District’s Load Management Program offers four different load control schedules:

  • No Control
  • 2-Day & Sunday Control
  • 3-Day & Sunday Control
  • 6-Day & Sunday Control

Irrigation customers can save on their annual facility charge depending on the control schedule they select. Click on the irrigation rate schedules to see a list of the irrigation rate schedules.

The District’s Load Management Program requires radio control switches to be installed on the irrigation wells. These switches respond to the District’s load management equipment that monitors the system’s load. As the load increases the load management equipment sends signals to the switches shutting off power to the irrigation wells to reduce the load. This process continues until the desired system load level is achieved. Irrigation wells will be subject to this load shedding process Monday through Saturday depending on the control schedule they have selected and depending on North Central’s non-waived (control) hours. The District’s non-waived (control) hours are determined by our wholesale supplier Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). All irrigation services are subject to load control on Sundays also if required by the District wholesale power supplier NPPD.

North Central offers some of the lowest rates in the nation and with the assistance of the Load Management Program we hope to maintain this status.

Load Control Schedule Changes Available

Irrigation customers may request to change their load control schedule each year. All control schedule changes have to be made by April 1st. To make any changes please notify North Central PPD’s office 402-358-5112 or 800-578-1060 or by email at ncirrigation@ncppd.net.

Irrigation Rate Schedules

Below is a chart of North Central’s irrigation rates associated with the following load control schedules:

  • No Control
  • 2-Day & Sunday Control
  • 3-Day & Sunday Control
  • 6-Day & Sunday Control

North Central Public Power District
Rate Schedule
Effective January 1, 2013

Class Code Type of Service Type of Billing  Facility Charge Winter/Summer KWH Steps  Winter/ Summer KWH Rates
11 Irrigation – No Control
(Effective 1-1-2011 this rate is available)
Monthly  $ 60.00  x HP First 200 x HP
Over 200 x HP
$   0.1440
$   0.0910

12

37

Irrigation – 2 Day Control & Sunday Control
Irrigation – 2 Day Control & Sunday Control – Wind DG
Monthly  $ 36.75  x HP First 200 x HP
Next 400 x HP 
Over 600 x HP
$   0.1320
$   0.0800 
$   0.0565
13 Irrigation – 3 Day Control & Sunday Control Monthly  $ 23.10  x HP First 200 x HP
Next 400 x HP
Over 600 x HP
$   0.1205
$   0.0795
$   0.0525
14 Irrigation – 6 Day Control & Sunday Control
(Effective 10-29-13 name changed)
Monthly  $ 20.00  x HP First 200 x HP
Next 400 x HP
Over 600 x HP
$   0.0960
$   0.0775
$   0.0525
10 Irrigation – Pivot Drive Annual  $ 348.00 All KWH $   0.1265
Irrigation Control Hours

The following graph displays the 2017 irrigation season final accumulated control hours by control schedule.

All irrigation schedules are subject to control on Sundays