Monthly Archives: January 2014

NPPD to host open house on proposed power line

January 21, 2014

Fullerton, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District will host an open house in Fullerton today to provide information about potential line routes for a 115,000-volt transmission line NPPD is proposing to build in the area. The open house will run … Continued

NPPD, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power finalize wind farm agreement

January 16, 2014

Electricity generated in Custer County will be used by NPPD, OPPD customers   COLUMBUS, Neb. — Today, the Nebraska Public Power District announced that its Board of Directors approved a 25-year agreement with a Sempra U.S. Gas & Power affiliate … Continued

Bald eagles take refuge at Sutherland Reservoir

January 16, 2014

Eighty-nine of the nation’s most regal birds – bald eagles – were seen last week nestling into a favorite wintertime retreat at Sutherland Reservoir. The convocation, which consisted of 50 mature and 39 immature birds, began showing up at the … Continued

NPPD, utility customers reap benefits of REAP grants

January 16, 2014

Public power utilities help customers attain nearly 90 USDA energy efficiency grants  Columbus, Neb. – Recently, state-wide media announced that approximately $20 million in federal rural development REAP grants were awarded to more than 225 Nebraska businesses, including 75 agriculture … Continued

Transmission Line Open House Scheduled for Gering

January 15, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District will host an open house next week concerning the development of a route for a new 115,000 volt transmission line from the existing Scottsbluff Substation to a new substation to be built approximately … Continued

NPPD Board Officers Elected

January 9, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – The Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors Thursday elected Ed Schrock of rural Holdrege as its chairman for 2014. Also elected were Ken Kunze of York as first vice-chairman, Larry Linstrom of North Platte as second … Continued

Nebraska customers set all-time winter peak for NPPD

January 7, 2014

Fuel resource mix helps balance against natural gas spike Columbus, Neb. – Frigid temperatures helped drive up Nebraskans’ energy use yesterday, causing the Nebraska Public Power District to set a likely new all time-winter peak for generating electricity. Between the … Continued

LEDs Help You See ‘Green’

January 7, 2014

Nebraska customers can save money, energy with new light incentive Columbus, NE – On Jan. 1, 2014, Nebraska Public Power District and its wholesale customer utilities began offering incentives to residential electric customers for the purchase and installation of light-emitting … Continued