As a publicly-owned utility and a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska, NPPD is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the people they serve. Our chartered service territory is vast, including all or parts of 86 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. NPPD was formed on Jan. 1, 1970, when Consumers Public Power District, Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation District (PVPPID) and Nebraska Public Power System merged to become who we are today.
NPPD is grounded in serving Nebraska’s energy needs. We are respectful of the rich public power history in the state, yet we are mindful that the state’s energy future is being defined by what we do each and every day.
We believe being a good neighbor means making the lives of those around us better. It means working around the clock to reliably deliver electric energy to homes, businesses and farms, and then going another step to add what we can to make the communities we live in truly home.
Who We Serve
We work in partnership with our public power partners to help serve more than an estimated 600,000 Nebraskans with retail or wholesale electric power and energy-related services. We serve 46 municipalities and 25 public power districts and/or cooperatives and 80 Nebraska communities, consisting of more than 89,000 customers.
We believe a diverse generation mix serves our customers best. We use wind — when it is available. We use coal — which is reliable and helps keep electric rates low. We use water — one of the oldest forms of renewable energy. We use nuclear — which offers emission-free, around-the-clock power. We use natural gas — to complement the portfolio.
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion touches all of us every day. As an organization, we know a focus on D&I has the power to increase productivity, customer service, innovation and even wellness. So, we’re doubling down on our efforts. Why? Because the immeasurable talents and personalities within our walls strengthen us as a whole. We welcome to our workforce skilled teammates of all ages, abilities, military statuses, religion, sexual orientations and more. And internally, our Employee Resource Groups ensure teammates have a share in opportunities available to them, as well as an outlet to define and tackle workplace challenges so we may collaborate toward positive, integrative solutions.
We’re out in our communities, too. Our teammates attend local cultural networking breakfasts and self-educate at D&I conferences. They volunteer at STEM-related school events, assist in sponsorship of Nebraska’s annual Latino Youth Summit and provide local Chamber/civic support. And, they’re helping improve our customer communities by giving back their time to those in need by using their skills grown throughout their careers here. At the end of the day, that makes us feel pretty darn good.