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False alarm sounded in Nemaha

July 24, 2014

Brownville, Neb.- A false message regarding a hazardous material spill was briefly disseminated via a Nemaha County emergency siren in the village of Nemaha earlier today. The erroneous vocal broadcast sounded during troubleshooting and testing of the emergency siren used … Continued

Hershey Beach gets an all clear from NPPD, NDEQ

June 26, 2014

North Platte, Neb. – It’s all clear for visitors to use Hershey Beach at Sutherland Reservoir. Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) was notified Thursday by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) that sampling results indicated blue-green algae found earlier … Continued

NPPD keeping watchful eye on Missouri River

June 20, 2014

Brownville — Nebraska Public Power District employees at Cooper Nuclear Station are monitoring Missouri River water levels which have risen due to recent heavy rains and higher than average snow melt in upper reaches of the river basin. As of … Continued

NPPD to issue up to $250 million in bonds June 9

June 5, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – The Nebraska Public Power District plans to issue approximately $250 million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt and taxable bonds on Monday, June 9. The bond sale will include an order period for retail and institutional investors. Proceeds from the … Continued

NPPD to restore power lines near Loup City, Tekamah

June 4, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – An unrelenting storm front moved across Nebraska yesterday and into the early hours of June 4, damaging a number of NPPD transmission lines in the Loup City and Tekamah area and causing numerous distribution outages in NPPD’s … Continued

Power reliability: NPPD reconstructs tornado-damaged line

May 28, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – In mid-May, tornados tore through approximately 15 miles of the Nebraska Public Power District’s  high-voltage power line between Hallam and McCool in the south central part of the state. Three other power lines damaged by the storm … Continued

Nebraska boaters: please “clean, drain, and dry”

May 23, 2014

Columbus, Neb. – Invasive species may sound like a zoo exhibit, but for recreationalists, municipalities and power companies, such aquatic life can wreak havoc. They can cause serious problems when they infest rivers, lakes, and water systems used by power … Continued