I have a love/hate relationship with my alarm clock. I’m not really a morning person, and the terrible sound – that each day awakens me to a realization I’m not on a beach in Hawaii or driving a bright red convertible along the California coast – is a horrible thing!
On the other hand, without opening my eyes or raising my head from the softest pillow in the world, I know I can roll over, push a button, and have nine more minutes of bliss before my alarm reminds me it’s time for my feet to hit the floor. I appreciate those nine minutes and I appreciate knowing I can count on that alarm clock, whether it’s the first or second attempt to wake me.
Along with appreciating my alarm’s dependability, I also value the predictability of the lamp on my night stand, of our coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, my electric razor, the garage door opener, traffic lights, my desktop computer, the printer, the telephone, and numerous other electric gadgets that help me efficiently move through my day.
True, I could light a room with a kerosene lamp, boil coffee with fire, open the garage door the old fashioned way, and use paper and pencil to add numbers and correspond with my co-workers, but I’m spoiled. The electrically operated gadgets I depend on and use all day long make my life easier than it otherwise would be.
I have to admit, I often take for granted the convenience that comes with flipping switches and pushing buttons.
I have been employed by Nebraska Public Power District for nearly 35 years. In one way or another, my co-workers and I are in the business of waking people on time, brewing a good cup of coffee, opening garage doors with the push of a button, ensuring traffic moves safely through intersections, sending and storing information electronically, and a whole host of other activities that help Nebraskans live fuller, safer, healthier, more convenient and productive lives. Whether or not they realize it’s us behind their outlet, our actions are focused on enhancing the quality of life for Nebraskans, and we’re proud to do it.
NPPD has a great team of workers all across Nebraska who pride ourselves in always being there when we’re needed. And when our alarm clocks go off tomorrow, our feet will hit the floor, and we’ll be ready, once again, to ensure the electricity Nebraskans rely on will be dependable and predictable.
That’s because we are NPPD and our goal, each and every day, is to safely generate and deliver reliable, low-cost, sustainable energy and provide outstanding customer service, whether we love alarm clocks, or not!