The new center includes green features like a 60-kilowatt array of solar panels, a 1.2-kilowatt vertical-axis wind turbine and LED yard lighting. It also features sustainability features like water-saving plumbing fixtures and recyclable outside siding.
OPPD is incorporating the sustainability features to demonstrate in part their applicability, a benefit for customers interested in the application.
The new Omaha Center was made possible by a land swap between longtime neighbors UNMC and OPPD.
Dozens of OPPD workers, who will be based at the new building, are tasked with repairing and maintaining power lines and underground cable in the metro area. OPPD also has service centers in Elkhorn, Papillion and Syracuse, as well as smaller T&D offices in Ashland, Blair, North Bend and Tecumseh.