By Ethan Howland, American Public Power Association
The Omaha Public Power District is launching a pilot program aimed at expanding the public power utility’s energy efficiency program among its low-income customers. “We want to make our customers aware of energy efficiency to reduce their energy burden and cut their costs,” said Britton Gabel, OPPD product specialist. The pilot project is a redesign of OPPD’s Smart Steps low-income energy efficiency program, according to Gabel. Through a revamped program, OPPD hopes to reach segments of the low-income population the utility hasn’t reached before. Continue reading here.
OPPD’s Income-Qualified Energy Efficiency Pilot begins in June.
OPPD Customers Embracing Programs, Pilots To Help Manage Their Energy Usage, OPPD News Release
Links to additional OPPD programs included in the news release:
New OPPD Resource: Energy Conservation Video
4 little-known summer energy tips, The Wire
By Sydney Gray, KMTV
In order to sign up for the community solar program, you will pay a one-time $100 fee, which is refundable. You can then subscribe to one or more shares of the energy produced.
OPPD says they expect to complete the project by June 30. You can find more information by visiting OPPDs website at: https://www.oppd.com/residential/products-services/community-solar-program/
Watch the video here.
Lincoln Electric System Photo: Lincoln’s Community Solar Array
Written by Laura King-Homan, The Wire, OPPD Blog
OPPD will soon be offering a community solar program to its customers. But what is “community solar,” and how do you decide between rooftop or community solar when it comes to your energy needs? Continue reading here.
Photo Credit: Rob Davis, Fresh Energy
Save the Date! Nebraskans for Solar’s March Event: “OPPD’s Community Solar Program,” March 13, 2019, 7 p.m. at UNO’s Community Engagement Center, Rooms 230/231.
Co-Sponsored by Green Bellevue, Nebraska Sierra Club,
OTOC’s Environmental Sustainability Action Team,
The Nebraska Conservation Education Fund
Our guest speakers will be Tricia McKnight, OPPD Product Specialist, and Heather Siebken, Director of Product Development & Marketing. They will present an overview of OPPD’s community solar program and how customer-owners will be able to participate. A Q&A will follow their presentation.