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Monolith Materials and Nebraska Public Power District are working to bring a large renewable energy project to the state. Monolith announced Monday that it signed a letter of intent for NPPD to provide enough renewable energy to generate 2 million megawatt-hours every year. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that is enough power for Monolith to completely power a $1 billion expansion of a plant near Hallam with renewable energy. NPPD President and CEO Tom Kent said the utility will seek proposals for wind and solar generation in March and expects to have agreements by Sept. 1. 

Douglas County officials are providing residents with financial help.  The county board voted yesterday to set aside four-million-dollars in CARES Act money for utility assistance for residents who are behind in the bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vote comes as the Omaha Public Power District plans to mail disconnect notices starting today.

OPPD To Waive Late Fees Until End Of Pandemic

Apr 17, 2020

The Omaha Public Power District says it will waive late payment charges for the length of the COVID-19 pandemic. The OPPD says it will not charge late fees until 30 days after the expiration of the last coronavirus-directed health measure in the area. The utility says the moratorium for disconnecting services is also in effect for the same amount of time.

The Omaha area's public power utility says it was the work of a busy beaver that caused a Monday morning power outage to some 900 customers west of the city. The Omaha Public Power District says the outage affected residents and businesses from the Elkhorn community to Waterloo. OPPD spokesman Chris Averett told the Omaha World-Herald that workers determined a beaver had weakened a tree, which then blew over into a power line, causing the outage. Averett says the power went out before 7 a.m. and was restored around 11:30 a.m.

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Omaha Public Power District is drafting a new environmental policy in an attempt to satisfy competing viewpoints.  Some people are wanting the company to set specific limits on how much renewable energy it uses while others would prefer it reduce its carbon footprint any way possible. 

The result is a draft that promises 50-percent of electricity coming from renewable energy and a 20 percent reduction in carbon intensity.  The public can weigh in on the new draft by using a forum on the company's website.

OPPD Forester Encourages Homeowners To Manage Their Ash Trees

May 10, 2018

For homeowners with Ash trees, now is the time to consider treating them to protect against the Emerald Ash Borer.  

In November, the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors heard the Preliminary 2018 Corporate Operating Plan at its monthly meeting.

OPPD Warns of Recurring Phone Scams

Jul 7, 2017

OPPD wants customers to know they received an increase in reports of scam callers after the storm-related power outages recently. Jodi Baker, Media Specialist for OPPD, says this scam has been ongoing for a number of years – both locally and nationally.  She says the scammers will say the residents owe money on an overdue bill.  Baker says next they demand residents purchase payment cards of some sort and call back with the card numbers, threatening to turn off their power if they don’t do so quickly.