Bradley (Brad) Underwood joined OPPD in 2013 as manager of Nuclear Business Operations. Since then, he has served as treasury manager, director of Corporate Planning and director of Financial Planning. He was promoted to Vice President of Systems Transformation in May 2022.
In his current role, Underwood is accountable for the planning and delivery of incremental operational capability to facilitate the increasingly complex nature of the distribution system as the utility pursues customer solutions enabling greater customer choice. He is also responsible for planning and expanding the district’s networked transmission system to ensure sufficient capacity in the continually transforming bulk electric system. He also plans and recommends the integrated supply and demand side resources. In addition, he’s accountable for leading system planning functions to achieve OPPD’s decarbonization and resource planning goals in adherence to and monitoring of Strategic Directive 9: Resource Planning.
Prior to his service at OPPD, Underwood served in various roles and locations within North America for the Kiewit Companies. In the capacity of Area Business Manager, he provided commercial and financial oversight for teams constructing large energy infrastructure projects. These projects included, but were not limited to, simple cycle and combined cycle natural gas generating stations, liquefied natural gas facilities, as well as air quality control systems for coal-fueled generators.
Underwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration from Creighton University.
To contact Brad Underwood, please use our Contact Board Members and Senior Managers form or call 531-226-3200.