OPPD employees from across the district worked together to provide gifts and assistance to those in need during this year’s holiday season. Their efforts included collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program; joining the Angel Tree program in Nebraska City to bring a holiday meal and toys to a family; volunteering at the Food Bank for the Heartland, the Open Door Mission and the Heartland Hope Mission; helping build homes through Habitat for Humanity; and more.
Julie Wasson is the brand journalism strategist at Omaha Public Power District and the editor of The Wire. She has more than 25 years of print journalism and social media experience, including two stints at the Omaha World-Herald.
OPPD partnered with the Luminarium to place 336 solar panels on the building’s roof. The array reflects OPPD's shift toward renewable energy and interest in encouraging students to consider careers in STEM fields.