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.
Gerald Gentleman Station is Nebraska’s largest electric generating facility. It is consistently ranked as one of the lowest 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.