Omaha Public Power District

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Omaha Public Power District, or OPPD, is a public electric utility in the State of Nebraska. It is one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the United States, serving more than 352,000 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.[1]

OPPD is headquartered in Omaha.

In the Summer of 2011, OPPD had its Nuclear Generating Station in Fort Calhoun shut down due to Missouri River flooding. The station was shut down for an extended period of time by Federal NRC Regulators due to serious issues at the plant. The plant started back up in December 2013.

Generating facilities[edit]

Fort Calhoun on June 16, 2011 during the 2011 Missouri River Floods

OPPD operates the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station near Fort Calhoun. It also operates other generating stations in North Omaha, Nebraska City, Valley, Elkhorn and in Cass County; coal, natural gas, oil, wind turbines, and landfill gas are used to generate electricity at their power plants.


In 2012 OPPD was awarded its 12th J.D. Power and Associates award. OPPD was named "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Midsize Utilities in the Midwest" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. [2]


  1. ^ "Who We Are". Omaha Public Power District. Retrieved 8/16/07.
  2. ^ J.D. Power and Associates

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