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.
Unit 1 - April 2, 1979, 665 MW
Unit 2 - January 1, 1982, 700 MW