Monthly Archives: March 2015

OPPD announces finalists for CEO job: Meet OPPD’s CEO candidates on March 9

OMAHA, Neb. —The Omaha Public Power District’s board of directors said it’s moving on to the next step in selecting a new CEO to succeed Gary Gates . . . The board announced Wednesday that it will be interviewing the following finalists for the position on March 8 and 9:

(In alphabetical order)

Timothy J. Burke, currently Vice President Customer Service and Public Affairs, Omaha Public Power District

Mohamad I. Doghman, currently Vice President Energy Delivery and Chief Compliance Officer, Omaha Public Power District

Stephen A. Mormann, former Vice President Financial Services and Treasurer, CENG, LLC

Gregory J. Starheim, currently President and CEO, Kenergy Corp.

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See also:  “CEO Search Update” posted on OPPD’s website

OPPD’s Board of Directors “is inviting the public to an informal ‘meet the finalists’ forum which will occur on Monday, March 9, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Energy Plaza Atrium at 444 South 16th Street Mall. The public will be able to meet the finalists and discuss topics one-on-one. They can also provide feedback to the Board by filling out a comment form by March 13.

After the public forum and public comment sessions have concluded on March 13, the Board of Directors will discuss the finalists in an open session at the Board Committee meetings on March 17, and with a closed session to follow, if needed, to determine if they have a finalist of choice. If it is decided at the committee level to make a recommendation, a resolution will be prepared, posted on OPPD.com and then considered at the next regular Board meeting on March 19.”

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Midlands Voices: An education leader in renewables

Omaha World Herald 

By Larry Hopp, Director of the Energy Technology Program at Creighton University

In Nebraska — where the ground touches the sky — our abundant natural resources have fueled our agricultural economy for hundreds of years. Our notorious wind, ample sunshine, water and fertile soils all play important roles in making our state a key part of the nation’s breadbasket.

These renewable natural resources have also put our state in a prime position to become a national leader in renewable power. Nebraska enjoys the third-best wind resources in the nation, and we are ranked 13th for solar power potential.

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See also: Wind, solar power could supply 75 percent of Nebraska’s needs, advocates say, by Russell Hubbard, Omaha World Herald

“Creighton University’s Sustainable Energy Science Program” – A Panel Presentation, March 23, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Creighton University’s Eppley Building, Technology Room, 25th & California. Co-sponsored by Nebraskans for Solar (NFS). RSVP: NFS Events Organizer, Helen Deffenbacher nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com. For additional details, click here.