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Power Summit. This year’s event featured various presentations from electric energy industry

peers and the agency that oversees monitoring and permitting. Topics ranged from trends in the

electric industry to solar power projects. The summit provides an opportunity for individuals

involved in electric power production in Nebraska and those who regulate that activity to discuss

current and evolving issues.

The 2016

Power Summit



by Thomas

Reddoch, Sr.

of Electric





Manager of

NPPD Retail

Tim Arlt;

General Manager of Custer Public Power District Rick Nelson; Vice President of Lincoln Electric

System Jason Fortik; Vice President of NPPD Government Affairs and General Counsel John

McClure; and NDEQ Director Jim Macy.


to Share Our Collective Resources

Top i ca l Presentat i ons

At each Par tnersh i p meet i ng , a spec i f i c top i c of mutua l i nterest i s

exami ned i n deta i l .

Subject matter experts present the programs, which cover a broad range of topics, including (but not

limited to): Clean Power Plan, groundwater quality in Nebraska, Clean Water Act 316(b), Coal Combustion

Residual Rule, NPPD’s Monolith Project, energy conservation at publicly owned treatment works, general

energy conservation updates, and the Plains Carbon Dioxide Reduction Partnership carbon capture, utilization

and storage demonstration activities.

Through topical presentations and discussions, NPPD and NDEQ staff members have developed a better

understanding of the other’s perspective on issues of common interest.

In addition, this regularly occurring activity has enhanced the relationships of Partnership members with

those presenting the information of interest.

NPPD hosted at the Columbus General Office an NDEQ training session for local permittees on electronic

DMR reporting.

Monolith Project

In 2015, NPPD announced plans to generate electricity using hydrogen instead of coal at one of the

District’s Sheldon Station units near Hallam, Neb. NPPD will engineer a first-of-a kind utility-scale boiler

which, once installed and operational (estimated to be by 2020), will give NPPD even more emissions-free

generation than the District has today.

This past fall, led by Gov. Pete Ricketts, Monolith officially broke ground on its Olive Creek Facility in

Hallam with more than 100 city, county, state and industry representatives on hand.

Custer Public Power solar panels