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Gerald Gentleman Station is Nebraska’s largest electric generating

facility, supplying enough electricity to serve 600,000 Nebraskans.

It is consistently ranked as one of the lower production-cost electric

generation plants in the nation.

Sheldon Station generates 225 megawatts of electricity. Power

generated here is distributed to Nebraska’s residents through

transmission lines leading to Lincoln, Hastings and Beatrice.

Low-sulfur coal from Wyoming’s Powder River Basin is used as fuel

to generate steam to turn each of the plant’s turbines. The coal is

transported by Union Pacific Railroad using coal cars owned by NPPD.

Rail spurs to each plant are also owned by NPPD.

Gerald Gentleman Station and Sheldon Station meet all federal and

state air pollution and water quality regulations, and are operated in a

way that protects the public’s heath and safety.

Generating reliable,

low-cost electricity

Gerald

Gentleman

Station

COAL-FIRED FACILITIES

Location:

Sutherland

Capacity:

1,365 MW

Units:

2

Fuel:

Coal

Employs:

203

In-service:

Unit 1 - April 2, 1979, 665 MW

Unit 2 - January 1, 1982, 700 MW