NPPD operates three hydroelectric generating facilities— at North
Platte and Kearney on the Platte River and near Spencer on the
Niobrara River. At each plant, water passes through turbines,
generates electricity and continues on unchanged. The generators,
totalling 28 megawatts, can serve 9,500 homes.
In 2015, 6 percent of the electric power we sell came from
water power, including purchases from plants operated by other
Nebraska utilities and the Western Area Power Administration
(WAPA), a federal agency.
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North & South Platte
Two, 12-MW units
NPPD purchases 100 percent of the output
from these hydro facilities owned by Central
Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
and Loup River Public Power District.