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Energy Assistance Program

Energy Assistance Program

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Help Others, Support the EAP

OPPD's Energy Assistance Program (EAP) was established in 1988 to help disadvantaged families pay energy-related expenses. Such expenses might include higher-than-normal summer cooling bills or emergency equipment repairs. The program operates year-round.

Funds for the EAP come from OPPD customer donations, advertising revenue from OPPD's monthly customer newsletter, Outlets, and OPPD employees. In 2013, EAP assisted more than 1,150 households with $174,361.

There are many ways you can help:

  • Make a monthly pledge or one-time donation online by completing the Energy Assistance Pledge form.

  • Call 402-536-4131 or toll-free at 1-877-536-4131 to donate by phone.

  • Make a pledge or donation on your OPPD bill statement by marking the appropriate box and adding the contribution to your payment.

To make a contribution to a specific customer's account, you can use an OPPD gift certificate, which is available at any OPPD customer service office or by calling 402-536-4131 or 1-877-536-4131 toll-free.

Get Help from the EAP

For information about applying for financial assistance, please call the United Way by dialing 211 or calling 402-444-6666 for utility assistance agencies in your area. The State of Nebraska has low-income home energy assistance funds available to income-qualified customers. Applications can be made online or by calling Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services at 402-595-1258 or 800-383-4278.

Iowa residents can apply for low-income home energy assistance funds by calling West Central Development at 712-322-2621.

To help you lower your energy bills, please read OPPD's seasonal energy-saving tips.