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Service Area

Southern operates over 7,085 miles of distribution and sub-transmission lines that are served by 78 substations located throughout the District's 4,028 square mile service area. Southern purchases all of its power from Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) of Columbus, Nebraska.

Our chartered service area extends through the rural areas of seven counties: Adams, Franklin, Hall, Hamilton, Kearney, Merrick, Phelps, and a small portion of Clay County.

Southern also provides retail electric service to the towns highlighted on the map below. Click on one of the regions to see which service center provides your service and which Board Members serve your county.
Link to Phelps County Region One Profile Link to Kearney County Region One Profile Link to Kearney County Region Two Profile Link to Kearney County Region Three Profile Link to Franklin County Region One Profile Link to Adams County Region One Profile Link to Hall County Region One Profile Link to Hall County Region One Profile Link to Merrick County Region One Profile Link to Merrick County Region Two Profile Link to Hamilton County Region One Profile Link to Hamilton County Region Two Profile Link to Hamilton County Region Three Profile

District-Wide Profiles

Line Miles

Transmission/Overhead:
608 Miles
Distribution/Overhead:
5,847 Miles
Distribution/Underground
630 Miles

Service Area Profiles

Central City


Area Manager
Todd Barger
Central City Service Center Building
Central City Area Office
PO Box 86, 1616 Highway 14
Central City, NE 68826

Maintenance Supervisor
Zeb Graham
Square Miles: 880
Employees: 15
Irrigation Services: 2,528

Franklin

Rick Dean Staff Photo
Area Manager
Rick Dean
Franklin Service Center Building
Franklin Area Office
PO Box 246, 101 16th Avenue
Franklin, NE 68939

Square Miles: 645
Employees: 6
Irrigation Services: 645

Grand Island

Steve Steinhauser Staff Photo
Area Manager
Steve Steinhauser
Grand Island Area Office Building
Grand Island Area Office
PO Box 1687, 4550 West Husker Highway
Grand Island, NE 68802-1687

Maintenance Supervisor
Todd Wilson
Square Miles: 765
Employees
(Excluding Office): 15
Irrigation Services: 2,381

Hastings

John Ciemnoczolowski Staff Photo
Area Manager
John Ciemnoczolowski
Hastings Area Office Building
Hastings Area Office
PO Box 935, 7140 West Highway 6
Hastings, NE 68901

Maintenance Supervisor
John Ciemnoczolowski
Square Miles: 747
Employees: 12
Irrigation Services: 1,106

Holdrege

Jeff Chase Staff Photo
Area Manager
Jeff Chase
Holdrege Area Office Building
Holdrege Area Office
PO Box 173, 1605 East Highway 6
Holdrege, NE 68949

Maintenance Supervisor
Harley Scott
Square Miles: 1,008
Employees: 15
Irrigation Services: 2,045