Vision: Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Nebraskans now, and in the future.
Mission: Safely generate and deliver reliable, low cost, sustainable energy and provide outstanding customer service.
Who We Are
Nebraska Public Power District is Nebraska’s largest electric utility, with a chartered territory including all or parts of 86 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. It was formed on Jan. 1, 1970, when Consumers Public Power District, Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation District (PVPPID) and Nebraska Public Power System merged to become Nebraska Public Power District. Merger properties also included assets formerly operated by Loup River Public Power District. NPPD is a public corporation and political subdivision of the state of Nebraska. The utility is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, who are popularly elected from NPPD’s chartered territory.
NPPD’s revenue is mainly derived from wholesale power supply agreements with 50 towns and 25 rural public power districts and rural cooperatives who rely totally or partially on NPPD’s electrical system. NPPD also serves about 80 communities at the retail level. Over 5,200 miles of transmission lines make up the NPPD electrical grid system, which delivers power to about 600,000 Nebraskans. Because of our role as both a retail and wholesale provider, an estimated 600,000 people in Nebraska depend on NPPD for electricity. View NPPD’s Who We Serve section for a complete listing.
NPPD uses a mix of generating facilities to meet the needs of its customers. This includes a nuclear plant (Cooper Nuclear Station), three steam plants (Canaday, Gerald Gentleman Station and Sheldon), a combined-cycle facility (Beatrice Power Station), wind generation facilities, seven hydro facilities, nine diesel plants and three peaking units. NPPD also purchases electricity from the Western Area Power Administration, which is operated by the federal government. NPPD is also a member of the Southwest Power Pool, the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool and the Western System Power Pool.
Nebraska Public Power District serves the total wholesale power requirements of 25 public power districts and rural cooperatives, 50 municipal customers and two partial requirements municipal customers in Nebraska. This means power is generated at NPPD’s generating facilities and is moved across miles of transmission lines to wholesale customers located throughout the state. These wholesale distributors then distribute the power to end-use customers. More than 70 percent of NPPD’s revenues are derived through wholesale power supply agreements. NPPD also serves approximately 89,000 customers at the retail level.
NPPD and its wholesale partners work closely on many issues to bring the best, energy-related services possible to Nebraska’s electric consumers at affordable rates. As the only, wholly public power state in the nation, Nebraska utilities have a unique relationship and a common purpose: to provide low-cost, reliable service with local control. Initiatives between NPPD and its wholesale partners ensure the advantages of public power are brought to all Nebraskans.