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Timeline of Fort Calhoun Station history

July 4, 2016 | Laura King-Homan | flashback, Fort Calhoun Station, history
history Fort Calhoun Station

Since it officially came online Sept. 1, 1973, Fort Calhoun Station has been a vital part of Omaha Public Power District’s generation fleet.

Over its history, the plant has seen great victories and inspiring responses to challenges, one of which was at the hands of Mother Nature.

The timeline below features highlights of Fort Calhoun Station’s history. In June 2016, the OPPD Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cease operations at the plant by the end of 2016 and to begin the decommissioning process at that time, a process that will take years.



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About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the supervisor, Brand and Communication Operations, at Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

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