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OPPD, Papillion Rose To Top Of Google’s Search

OPPD News Release

Omaha Public Power District officially welcomes Google to its service territory. Today, the tech giant announced plans to build a $600 million data center in Papillion, Neb. “OPPD and its partners are experienced with large-scale, innovative and strategic solutions for major corporations,” said Tim Burke, OPPD President and Chief Executive Officer. “The pro-business climate here has made our service territory a choice destination.” Community partnerships have been crucial to efforts to attract new business and industry. Continue reading here.

The Wire 

Google unveils newest data center in Sarpy County corridor, by Jason Kuiper
Internet giant Google announced plans to build a new data center just outside of Papillion. Google made the announcement Friday at the project site, which is already under construction and located opposite of the Facebook data center near Nebraska Highway 50. Google valued their partnership with OPPD as one of the key reasons they chose to invest $600 million in the area.

“We’re thrilled to call Papillion and the Greater Omaha area one of our hometowns,” said Dan Harbeke, Google’s Regional Head of External Affairs. “At Google, our investment isn’t limited to our facilities: we are committed to being good neighbors and creating opportunities for the communities that we call home.”

What is Rate 261M?, OPPD Resource

Energy Efficiency
OPPD has launched a new energy efficiency section on their website.

World-Herald editorial: “Times, energy mix change”


Omaha’s public utility is weighing whether to shutter the nation’s smallest nuclear power plant and get out of the nuclear energy business.

Omaha Public Power District’s decision next month on whether to close Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station is the latest development in a national trend. Continue reading.

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Tim Burke


SAVE THE DATE! President & CEO Tim Burke will present a forum hosted by Nebraskans for Solar on June 8th at UNO’s Community Engagement Center. The public is invited.

President & CEO Tim Burke will present a forum hosted by Nebraskans for Solar

When: June 8, 2016 – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: UNO’s Community Engagement Center, 6401 Dodge Street
Combined OPPD Community Dialogue Rooms 230 / 231

Timothy J. Burke joined OPPD in April 1997 as vice president. He has served as vice president of Customer Service & Public Affairs, overseeing Customer Service Operations, Customer Sales & Service, Customer Strategy, Economic Development, Safety & Technical Training, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Operations Analysis, Governmental Affairs, and Environmental & Regulatory Affairs. In May 2015, he became president and CEO.

Reserved parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Engagement Center. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited–Please join us and bring a friend!


New OPPD chief Tim Burke says restarted search lays stage for district’s ‘future transparency efforts’

By Cody Winchester / World-Herald staff writer

Tim Burke

Omaha Public Power District executive Tim Burke is ready to lead.

Thursday, the OPPD board voted unanimously to promote Burke, the district’s vice president of customer service and public affairs, to president and CEO.

“We are confident that Tim Burke is the right choice to lead OPPD into the future,” said longtime board member Mike Cavanaugh, chairman of the governance committee.

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