Energy Assistance Program
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.