NPPD, OPPD, LES & MEAN Decarbonization Initiatives: A Brief Summary & Resources

NPPD’s Board of Directors is in the process of establishing Strategic Directive 5 (SD-05) regarding future decarbonization. The utility recently completed a series of forums to discuss decarbonization initiatives and gather public input.

OPPD has committed to achieving net-zero carbon power by 2050 and has initiated a “Pathways to Decarbonization” study to identify and prioritize strategies and actions to reach that goal. The utility has sponsored an ongoing series of public forums over the past several months, beginning in April. Click here to view recordings of all past workshops. A summary video of the workshops is also available here.

LES has the goal of achieving net-zero carbon production by 2040. “From 2010 – 2020 the utility reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 53% and the carbon intensity of the energy produced by 45%”. Click here to learn more.

Additional Recommended Reading

MEAN’s Board of Directors approved a resolution in January 2020 to become a carbon-neutral power resource by 2050. Read the news release here and the resolution here.

About MEAN
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska is the not-for-profit wholesale electricity supply organization of NMPP Energy. Created in 1981, MEAN provides cost-based power supply, transmission and related services to 69 participating communities in four states: Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming. MEAN Members/Participants

Alliance, Ansley, Arnold, Bayard, Beaver City, Benkelman, Blue Hill, Bridgeport, Broken Bow, Burwell, Callaway, Chappell, Crete, Curtis, Fairbury, Falls City, Gering, Grand Island, Grant, Hastings, Imperial, Kimball, Lyman, Mitchell, Morrill, Nebraska City, Neligh, Oxford, Paxton, Pender, Pierce, Plainview, Red Cloud, Scribner, Shickley, Sidney, Snyder, Spencer, Stuart, Trenton, West Point, Wisner