Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

The big number

60.9 percent of U.S. utilities are public power utilities

The majority of electricity providers in the United States are actually public power utilities.

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$3.45

The cost of a day's worth of electricity in Nebraska costs less than the average fast-food meal.

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The big number

240,000

OPPD maintains nearly 250,000 wooden distribution poles - the power poles that bring power to customers' homes.

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$1.4 billion

OPPD's economic development team works to bring new business to the area, as well as expand existing ones.

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$5 million

OPPD's commitment to energy assistance has meant millions of dollars raised for the cause through various activities.

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130

We've all seen substations, those big gray installations situated around the service territory. But how many does OPPD have?

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