Hydropower Facilities

We value our hydro resources

NPPD owns and operates two hydroelectric generating facilities — at North Platte and Kearney on the Platte River and purchases 100 percent of the energy output from facilities owned by Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District and Loup Public Power District. At each plant, water passes through turbines, generates electricity and continues on unchanged. The generators, totaling 28 megawatts, can serve 9,500 homes (view water data).

North Platte hydro

North Platte Hydro

Nebraska map with a circle showing location of North Platte Hydro
Source:
North & South
Platte Rivers
Capacity:
Two, 12 MW units
In-service:
1935
Kearney Hydro

Kearney Hydro

Nebraska map with a circle showing location of Kearney Hydro
Source:
Platte River
Capacity:
1 MW
In-service:
1921

Hydropower Purchase Agreements

NPPD purchases 100 percent of the output from these hydro facilities owned by Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District and Loup River Public Power District.

Columbus Hydro
Nebraska map with a circle showing location of Columbus Hydro
Source:
Loup River
Purchased MW:
40 MW
Owned by:
LRPPD
Kingsley Hydro
Nebraska map with a circle showing location of Kingsley Hydro
Source:
North Platte River
Purchased MW:
38 MW
Owned by:
CNPP&ID
Monroe Hydro
Nebraska map with a circle showing location of Monroe Hydro
Source:
Loup River
Purchased MW:
4 MW
Owned by:
LRPPD