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75th Anniversary

A walk through 75 years of OPPD history

December 8, 2021 | Joe Comstock | history, OPPD

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As OPPD celebrates its 75th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at some key events that have shaped the company’s history.  Since its founding on Dec. 2, 1946, OPPD has powered the communities it serves through wars, storms, floods and pandemics.

OPPD operates in the only state in the nation served solely by publicly owned utilities. Such utilities include electric cooperatives, public power districts and municipal utilities. As a not-for-profit utility, OPPD uses much of its revenue to proactively maintain, upgrade and build the facilities, systems and equipment it uses to generate, transmit and distribute electricity.

As OPPD honors its history, it’s also looking toward its next 75 years. The utility is embracing innovation and continuously exploring new and better ways to continue to deliver affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy to its customers.


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About Joe Comstock

Joe Comstock, after 16 years of working as a designer, art director, illustrator and sculptor in Los Angeles, moved back to Omaha and is currently a content generalist at OPPD. Skilled in all things creative, he can make the mundane - magical, the trite - tantalizing and the difficult – digestible. Along with being a lover of alliteration, he has a keen interest in golf, paintball, hunting and not doing yard work. His California wife moved back with him and loves everything but the winters. His two children are both stand-up comedians.

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