OPPD News Release, January 20, 2022
During this week’s all-committees meeting for the OPPD Board of Directors, utility leaders discussed resource planning work. OPPD must submit an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) every five years as part of a long-term contract to receive hydroelectric power. The utility uses comprehensive decision-support tools to evaluate resource options for the IRP, which serves as a road map for future generation and power purchases.
This latest IRP will take into account recently released findings from OPPD’s latest portfolio modeling process to move the utility toward its goal of net-zero carbon by 2050. The plan also includes the district’s Power with Purpose project to add up to 600 megawatts (MW) of solar generation with natural gas backup to power our growing communities, as well as the retirement of North Omaha Station units 1-3 and repowering of units 4-5 to run on natural gas.
Board officer positions for 2022
During today’s monthly board meeting, directors elected officer positions for the coming year, opting to retain the positions held in 2021. They also confirmed standing committee assignments for 2022.
- Read the entire news release here.
- The 2021 IRP is now available to review for public comments.
- OPPD is accepting comments on the 2021 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) through Sunday, February 20 here.
- OPPD IRP Virtual Presentation: February 3, 2022, beginning at 4 pm.Register here.
LES YEAR-END REPORT & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
- LES Sustainable Energy Program 2021 Year-End Report (PDF), Marc Shkolnick, Manager, Energy Services, January 21, 2022.
- Power To Sustain
- LES Sustainable Energy Program
- LES Decarbonization Goal
- Sustainable Learning: LES & Community Partners
- Powering Our Future
At Nebraska Public Power District, we’re continually transforming how we do business to power a sustainable future for Nebraska, our customers, our Wholesale Partners and their customers while keeping electricity affordable, reliable, and resilient.
- NPPD Board approves net-zero carbon goal by 2050
- NPPD’s SunWise Community Solar Program