Tag Archives: Kirk Estee

Board approves net metering change

By Jason Kuiper, The Wire

OPPD customers who want to generate their own energy have increased options for doing so starting Sept. 1. OPPD’s Board of Directors approved an increase to “the aggregate system size limit for net metering services” at its August board meeting. The limit increases from 25 kilowatts (kW) to 100kW. The change accommodates customers who are seeking options in generating their own energy. The board passed the resolution unanimously. Continue reading here.

For more information about how to go solar with OPPD, visit: www.OPPD.com/COG.

See additional actions and updates reported at OPPD’s August 19 Board of Directors Meeting here.

OPPD reaches customer-owned generation milestone

By Julie Wasson, OPPD Customer Service, The Wire

On June 28, 2021, OPPD received its 500th customer-owned generation (COG) interconnection application. This was the 165th application received so far this year, which is on track to be a 500% increase in interconnection applications over last year.

OPPD kicked off a multi-team project in 2019 to improve the COG application process using new, state-of-the-art online application software. The application software went live in April 2020 and, so far, more than 20 different solar installers have used the online application on behalf of mutual customers. Without the new online application process, the volume the utility has seen this year would not have been possible. Read more here.

Previously Posted

Battery project makes room for more rooftop solar in Decorah, Alliant Energy News Release
A free DOE webinar on the project will be offered on July 30 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Anyone interested in learning more can join by 
registering here

Save the Date! Overview Of OPPD Customer-Owned Generation Program Presented by Kirk Estee

Nebraskans for Solar Event
March 18, 2021 – 7 to 8 pm

Kirk Estee is the Customer Alternative Energy Solutions Manager at OPPD. His discussion will include the following topics: the overall process; website resources; residential and business solar calculators; online solar interconnection platform.

Save this link to join the Zoom Meeting.
Meeting ID: 821 7986 9176
Passcode:
 631014

A Q&A will follow the discussion.


Please send your questions to event organizer Helen Deffenbacher:
nebraskansforsolar@gmail.com

NFS board members Leo Arens and Louis Lester are currently putting together virtual events, as well. Watch our calendar for their announcements.