Tag: Nebraska

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Nebraska utility reviews sites for small modular nuclear reactors using US pandemic aid

January 18, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Nebraska Public Power District is studying possible sites for small modular reactors, using $1 million in federal pandemic aid for low-income communities affected by weather threats to grid resilience. As an owner of Cooper Nuclear Station, NPPD qualified to apply […]

Basic Services, Emergency Services

Nebraska plans to complete next-generation 911 by end of 2022

February 4, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The State of Nebraska plans to complete its deployment of next-generation 911 by the end of next year, a public safety official there told StateScoop on Thursday. Following a competitive procurement process, Nebraska last month awarded telecommunications contractor Lumen an […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Grants Provide Relief for Nebraska Recycling Programs

February 12, 2019

Via: Waste360

Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded 49 grants, totaling $1.3 million, to the recipients its annual Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant program. One of the recipients, Keep Columbus Beautiful, was awarded more than $33,000 to help fund its public […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Nebraska wind farm to significantly boost wind power

July 18, 2017

Via: American Infrastructure

A new wind farm in northeast Nebraska is expected to boost wind power to about 40 percent of the Omaha Public Power District’s electricity generation by the end of 2019. OPPD President Tim Burke told the utility’s board of directors […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Nebraska utility wants to exit contract for Sheldan coal plant

May 12, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

The boards of Lincoln Electric System and the Sheldon Station owner Nebraska Public Power District voted to dissolve a power purchase agreement in place since the early 1980s, multiple media outlets report. LES will pay $10.5 million to NPPD to […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Higher fixed fees in play as Nebraska public utilities cut demand growth forecasts

September 1, 2016

Via: Utility Dive

Energy efficiency is helping to keep power demand stable in Nebraska, but that may mean higher fixed fees as utilities in the state struggle to maintain revenues. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Omaha Public Power District now expects declining demand […]