Nebraska is the only state in the country where its residents receive electricity service entirely from public power utilities. These utilities set rates based on the costs of serving different customer classes. The classes are made up of customers who consume similar amounts of electricity and follow similar daily, weekly and seasonal usage patterns.
Local control is a key benefit of public power. With this system, Nebraskans:
Public power serves one in seven electricity customers in the U.S. – or 48 million people.
In comparison, OPPD is the ninth-largest public power utility in megawatt-hour sales and the eighth-largest in power generation.
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