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Mike Jones
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Phone: (402) 636-3749
Jeff Hanson
Manager - Public Information
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January 2012

OPPD Board Elects New Officers for 2012
The Board of Directors of the Omaha Public Power District has selected a new slate of officers... more

December 2011

OPPD Warns Customers To Be on the Lookout for Scam Artists
This time of year usually brings holidays, good cheer and plenty of good will toward our fellow men and women. ... more

OPPD 2012 Rates to Remain Below Average
The Omaha Public Power District has a new budget for 2012.... more

November 2011

OPPD Employees Raise $20,000 for Energy Assistance Program
The Omaha Public Power District has wrapped up its sixth annual Energy Assistance Program (EAP) online auction and the real winners will be those who need help paying their bills or meeting their energy needs next year. ... more

OPPD Moves Forward on Reliability Effort in Sarpy County
The Omaha Public Power District Board took another step in preparing for growth in southeast Sarpy County today by purchasing some equipment for a future substation. ... more

OPPD Names New Division Manager of Human Resources
The Omaha Public Power District has announced the appointment of Martha L. Sedky as Division Manager of Human Resources, effective October 17. ... more

October 2011

Third Planet Windpower Announces Commissioning of Its 40.5 MW Petersburg Wind Project
PETERSBURG – Third Planet Windpower (TPW) and Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) celebrated the addition of more wind power to OPPD’s generating portfolio by commissioning a new Petersburg wind project.... more

OPPD to Partner with Nebraska City Utilities on New Project
The Omaha Public Power District has voted to join Nebraska City Utilities (NCU) in beginning work on a new project that both utilities say will mean cost benefit and future development.... more

OPPD Building Attains Platinum Level of “Green”
Omaha can now boast a new “super-green” building. OPPD’s Omaha Service Center has been certified as a LEED Platinum building. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.... more

September 2011

OPPD "Appy" As Customers Pass Milestone
One thousand and growing daily…... more

OPPD Approves New Bond Sales
The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors has authorized management to sell up to $300 million of 2011 or 2012 Series Electric System Revenue Bonds (Authorized Bonds) to refund existing debt and/or fund a portion of the district’s capital program. ... more

OPPD Society of Engineers Names First “Engineer of the Year”
The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) Society of Engineers has named a man who has a history of creating green, sustainable buildings as its first-ever Engineer of the Year. ... more

OPPD Takes Responsibility to Improve Performance at Fort Calhoun Station
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) officials today committed to improving performance and processes at Fort Calhoun Station. ... more

OPPD Takes Another Step in Flood Recovery
Another step has been taken in the flood recovery efforts of the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). ... more

August 2011

OPPD Workers to Assist Hurricane Irene Victims
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) crews will be heading east to assist the power restoration efforts of electric utilities in the wake of Hurricane Irene. ... more

OPPD Nuclear Plant Exits “Notification of Unusual Event”
The Omaha Public Power District announced today that Fort Calhoun Station has exited the “Notification of Unusual Event” status it entered on June 6, 2011.... more

Refrigerator Artwork Goes on Display
Is it art? You bet! And the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) thinks the message is one that not only art lovers will appreciate.... more

OPPD Hopes New Electric Vehicle Project Provides Answers
If you are a new car buyer excited about the prospect of buying a new electric vehicle (EV), one thing you might want to know is the best way to keep that vehicle charged and ready to hit the road. ... more

OPPD Accepts Honor, Credits Customers
Residential customers of the Omaha Public Power District think the utility is one of the best in the nation. ... more

OPPD Reaffirms Status as SPP Member
After discussions lasting sixteen months, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) today announced that OPPD would continue its status as a transmission-owning member of SPP. ... more

OPPD Sets New Peak Demand Record
Monday’s sweltering temperatures and high relative humidity had many air conditioners across the area working in overdrive yesterday.... more

July 2011

Waste from Portable Toilets Pumped into Flood Waters
During the flooding at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station, all sewage pumping ability was lost for a few days and portable toilets were used.... more

OPPD to Spend $14.5 Million on Emissions Control Contract
The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors voted today to extend a contract to buy an estimated 100,000 tons of a lime-based substance that is used to remove sulfur from flue gasses for the next two years.... more

FCS Worker Suffers Burns
At 2:23 p.m., June 30, a worker at Fort Calhoun Station was burned while refilling the gas tank of a portable pump outside the security building.... more

June 2011

NRC Activates Incident Response Center for Fort Calhoun Station - 06/26/11

News Release
At approximately 1:25 a.m. Sunday, June 26, the aqua berm providing enhanced flood protection for Fort Calhoun Station was deflated due to onsite activities. ... more

Floodwater Flowing into Sewage Lagoon at Fort Calhoun Station
Rising water from the Missouri River has begun flowing into a sewage lagoon at Fort Calhoun Station.... more

OPPD Names Sherrye Hutcherson Vice President
The Omaha Public Power District has announced the appointment of Sherreye L. Hutcherson as vice president of Essential Services effective July 1. ... more

Omaha Public School District Earns OPPD Energy-Efficiency Award
For Omaha Public Schools’ long-standing commitment to Omaha students and its innovative and wise use of energy, Omaha Public Power District proudly awarded OPS the 2011 J.M. Harding Award of Excellence.... more

OPPD Acts to Ensure Flooding Concerns Addressed Quickly
With an eye on rising water levels on the Missouri River, the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors took action today to enhance the District’s ability to protect its power generating plants and its transmission and distribution system.... more

Wastewater Bypass Put in Place at Fort Calhoun Station
A partial bypass has been put in place to divert groundwater from leaking into a sanitary wastewater lift station from the Administration Building at Fort Calhoun Station. ... more

OPPD’s Christianson is 2011 Economic Development Professional of the Year
An organization dedicated to the prosperous growth of Nebraska’s business climate by promoting economic development in the state has named Roger A. Christianson as the 2011 Nebraska Economic Developers Association (NEDA) Professional of the Year. ... more

Joint Information Center Activated, News Release No. 3
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, OPPD officials declared they had taken all appropriate measures to safely return to the previously Level One Alert classification at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station to a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE), which is the lowest of four classifications established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ... more

Joint Information Center Activated, News Release No. 2
At approximately 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, OPPD officials declared an Alert classification at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station located just southwest of Blair, Neb., between Highway 75 and the Missouri River, due to smoke in an electrical switchgear room in the plant.... more

Joint Information Center Activated, News Release No. 1
An Alert has been declared at Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station. An Alert is the second-lowest of four classifications established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear power plants.... more

OPPD Declares Notification of Unusual Event
As mentioned last week, the rising Missouri River waters have reached a level where OPPD is declaring a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE) at its Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station.... more

OPPD Invites Public Input on Power Plan
Customers have the opportunity to speak out on how the Omaha Public Power District should meet their future electricity needs.... more

May 2011

More Wind for OPPD Customers
The Omaha Public Power District moved past the halfway mark today toward its renewable energy goal.... more

Brand New Course & Car, Highlight Power Drive© Finale
Electric-powered cars are rolling off the assembly lines of major automakers now, with more planned in the coming year. ... more

Watt Detector a Hit
Omaha area residents are checking out ways to save electricity and money by checking out Watt Detector kits at Omaha Public Library.... more

April 2011

OPPD Gives Groups Greenery Grants
Arbor Day will be greener in the future in a number of communities around Omaha Public Power District’s territory.... more

OPPD Moves Closer to Changing Membership in SPP
The push for more renewable energy across the country means that new transmission lines are going to be needed in the future. ... more

Fort Calhoun Station Off Line for Mainenance and Refueling Outage
The Omaha Public Power District’s nuclear power plant, Fort Calhoun Station, was taken off line this past weekend, April 9, 2011, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. ... more

OPPD Annual Report Highlights Employee Creativity
The 2010 OPPD Annual Report highlights the employee creativity that has helped keep OPPD rates well below the national average as it recaps the past year.... more

Education Workshops Center on Energy Efficiency
If you are looking for some practical solutions to increase energy efficiency in your home or wondering how proper landscaping can save you money and energy, then the answers are close at hand.... more

OPPD In-Lieu-of Tax Payments Approach $27 Million
Tough economic times over the last year have caused many local governments to struggle to meet their budget needs.... more

March 2011

Statement from OPPD
This morning, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission testified before a congressional committee....more

Calling All Refrigerator Artists
That's right! Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) is looking for five artists interested in using an old refrigerator as their canvas (or sculpture)....more

OPPD Streamlines Energy-Efficiency Steps 
In a move designed to respond to the increasing desire of Nebraska public agencies to more efficiently use energy, the Board of Directors of the Omaha Public Power District today streamlined its procedures to assist them....more

OPPD Tree Efforts Earns National Honors
For the eleventh consecutive year, the Omaha Public Power District has been named a Tree Line USA Utility Provider by the Arbor Day Foundation....more

February 2011

OPPD Reintroduces Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Program
Thousands of old and inefficient refrigerators will be hitting the recycling bin soon as the Omaha Public Power District brings back a popular program....more

OPPD Prepares Tariffs to Save Money 
Sometimes it’s the little things that save money. The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors took action today on something that might seem minor, but could result in substantial savings for its customer-owners. ...more

OPPD to Offer Grants for Cutting Energy Use
Maybe you recently bought a new home. ...more

New Nebraska Wind Farm To Be Dedicated
It started with the idea that it should be possible to locate an area in southeast Nebraska where a cost-effective utility-scale wind farm could be built. ...more

January 2011

OPPD Names John Herman as Division Manager 
The Omaha Public Power District has announced the appointment of John B. Herman as Division Manager of Nuclear Engineering, effective January 30. ...more

OPPD Prepares for Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are now rolling off assembly lines and are expected to hit the Omaha market later this year....more

OPPD Names James Foley as Division Manager
The Omaha Public Power District has announced the appointment of James J. Foley as Division Manager of System Planning & Cost Management, effective January 23. ...more

OPPD Acts To Minimize Impact of the Unexpected
Major storms can cause extensive damage to a power grid. ...more




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