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DS&O Electric Cooperative Inc. 201 Dakota Drive, Solomon, KS 67480

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Outage Management Technologies Improve Reliability

By Tom Tate

“The only things certain in life are death and taxes,” as the old saying goes. Well, we can add another to the list: power outages. An outage can range from annoying to dangerous, depending upon its timing and length.

Our primary goal at DS&O is to deliver the highest possible quality of electric service at the lowest possible price. Perhaps the key measure of quality in the eyes of members is the number of times their lights blink or go out.

Let’s talk a bit about how the grid is designed as a backdrop to how technology is improving reliability by reducing blinks and outages. Along the power lines that bring electricity to your home, we install protective devices in the form of fuses and reclosers (high-voltage circuit breakers). Fuses and reclosers serve the same purpose as the fuses and circuit breakers in your home.

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What's In a Name?

“What’s in a name?”  That question by Juliet (Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) was the same question the DS&O Board of Directors has been discussing the past few months.  And now the Board needs your input.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey. The survey asks you to rank the names mentioned below from most to least favorite.  You can also suggest another name for the Board to consider.  

  • First Kansas Electric Cooperative
  • Genesis Energy
  • Primus Energy


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