Monthly Archives: May 2014

Power reliability: NPPD reconstructs tornado-damaged line

May 28, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – In mid-May, tornados tore through approximately 15 miles of the Nebraska Public Power District’s  high-voltage power line between Hallam and McCool in the south central part of the state. Three other power lines damaged by the storm … Continued

Nebraska boaters: please “clean, drain, and dry”

May 23, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – Invasive species may sound like a zoo exhibit, but for recreationalists, municipalities and power companies, such aquatic life can wreak havoc. They can cause serious problems when they infest rivers, lakes, and water systems used by power … Continued

NPPD warning of payment scam in Kearney area

May 16, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District is warning customers of a phone scam attempt to defraud customers of electric utilities, including those in the Kearney area. The scam involves telephone callers claiming to be from a utility company and … Continued

Two storm damaged lines back in operation

May 14, 2014

Two transmission lines damaged in Sunday’s storms were restored Tuesday. Preliminary costs for restoration is $16.9 million for all four lines work. The Sutton to Hastings Energy Center 115-kV line, which had two structures down, was re-energized at mid-afternoon Tuesday. … Continued

NPPD assessing damage to transmission lines, structures

May 12, 2014

Columbus, Neb.- Crews from Nebraska Public Power District are assessing damage to four transmission lines that occurred Sunday afternoon during the storm and tornado outbreak that hit south central Nebraska. NPPD also had one community it serves at retail lose … Continued

NPPD Board of Directors to meet in Scottsbluff

May 2, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – A change in venue will occur for Nebraska Public Power District’s Board of Directors’ monthly meeting in May. The May 7-8 meeting will be held in Scottsbluff, rather than its normal location at NPPD’s General Office headquarters … Continued