Plants & Facilities

Cooper Nuclear Station

Cooper Nuclear Station

COOPER NUCLEAR STATION
Location: Brownville, Nebraska
Capacity: 810 megawatts
Fuel: Uranium
In-Service:  1974
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Gerald Gentleman Station

Gerald Gentleman Station

GERALD GENTLEMAN STATION
Location:  Sutherland, Nebraska
Capacity: 1,365 megawatts
Fuel: Low-sulfur coal
In-Service: Unit 1 - 1979 / Unit 2 – 1982
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Sheldon Station

Sheldon Station

SHELDON STATION
Location: Hallam, Nebraska
Capacity: 225 megawatts
Fuel: Low-sulfur coal
In-Service:  Unit 1 - 1961 / Unit 2 -1968
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Beatrice Power Station

BEATRICE POWER STATION
Location:Beatrice, Nebraska
Capacity: 250 megawatts
Fuel:Natural gas
In-Service: 2005
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Canaday Station

Canaday Station

CANADAY STATION
Location: Lexington, Nebraska
Capacity: 119 megawatts
Fuel: Natural gas; can also burn fuel oil
In-Service: 1958
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Canaday Station

General Office

GENERAL OFFICE
Location: Columbus, Nebraska – Corporate headquarters.
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Wind Generation

WIND GENERATION
NPPD’s role in the state’s development of wind generation is both leading and cooperative.
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Peaking Units

PEAKING UNITS
At various times throughout the year, NPPD uses three gas turbine driven “peaking units.” The units are located in Hallam, Hebron, and McCook.
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Hydroelectric

Hydroelectric

HYDROELECTRIC
NPPD operates three hydroelectric generators and buys 100 percent of the output from several other hydros in the state.
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Sutherland Reservoir

Irrigation

IRRIGATION
NPPD operates the intricate network of irrigation canals, dams and reservoirs along a 150-mile stretch of the Platte River which help power its hydro plants.
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Control Center

CONTROL CENTER
Provides 24-hour, 7-day continuous operation to monitor flow of electricity within the NPPD system.
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York Operations Center

York Operations Center

YORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Location:York, Nebraska
Provides engineering, supply and construction support for NPPD’s transmission, substation, telecommunications and transportation operations.
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Norfolk Operations Center

Norfolk Operations Center

NORFOLK OPERATIONS CENTER
Location: Norfolk, Nebraska
Incorporates green or sustainable construction, operation and maintenance features.
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Renewable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Some states require utilities to produce a certain percentage of electricity from renewable resources like wind, solar, or hydropower.
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Transmission Line Projects

TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS
Over 5,000 miles of transmission lines make up the NPPD electrical grid system, which delivers power to about one million Nebraskans. NPPD’s electric grid is an essential link to ensuring reliability of service for our customers.
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