Omaha Public Power District
|Headquarters||444 South 16th St.|
Omaha, NE 68102
|Key people||W. Gary Gates, CEO|
|Industry||Electric Producer & Utility|
|Revenue||$750.3 million (2007)|
|Net income||▲ $89.5 million (2007)|
|Parent||State of Nebraska|
Omaha Public Power District, or OPPD, is a public electric utility in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It is one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the United States, serving more than 310,000 customers in 13 southeast Nebraska counties. OPPD was formed in 1946 as a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska. A publicly elected eight-member Board of Directors sets rates and policies.
Out of its total 2,682 MW of electric generating capacity in 2005 (0.25% of the U.S. total), OPPD produced 48.3% from coal, 18.7% from nuclear, 17.4% from oil, 15.4% from natural gas, and 0.1% from biomass. All of OPPD's power plants are in Nebraska.
Existing coal-fired power plants
|Plant Name||State||County||Year(s) Built||Capacity||2007 CO2 Emissions||2006 SO2 Emissions|
|Nebraska City||NE||Otoe||1979||652 MW||4,553,000 tons||14,994 tons|
|North Omaha||NE||Douglas||1954, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1968||645 MW||4,033,000 tons||14,315 tons|
In 2006, OPPD's 2 coal-fired power plants emitted 8.6 million tons of CO2 and 29,000 tons of SO2.
Proposed coal plants
- Nebraska City Station Unit 2 (under construction - scheduled for 2009 completion0
- Nebraska City Station Unit 3 (abandoned in favor of wind)
Articles and Resources
- 2007 OPPD Annual Report, Omaha Public Power District, p. 17.
- "Who We Are". Omaha Public Power District. Retrieved 8/16/07.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
- Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
- Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.