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Energy news from Omaha Public Power District

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Douglas County landfill to gain new life as OPPD solar array

OPPD and Douglas County are partnering to house a solar array on a shuttered landfill, with the help of grant funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

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The Wire’s top stories of 2022

The top 10 stories on The Wire last year include reaching an important Power with Purpose milestone, working to address the growing power needs in our communities, responding to soaring interest in residential solar, and watching an employee float his way to a Guinness World Record – in a pumpkin.

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Progress continues on Platteview solar project

Despite some challenges, crews are making progress at the site of Platteview Solar, OPPD’s 81-megawatt solar project in Saunders County.

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Helping meet demand amid growth

As the demand for power continues to grow, OPPD and other utilities across the country are using balancing stations more frequently.

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OPPD will soon begin testing utility-scale battery

The 80-ton battery is part of a pilot program that will test how battery storage can be integrated into OPPD’s grid. The battery will be capable of producing 1 MW of power for up to about two hours, comparable to providing power for nearly 75 homes with one full discharge.

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Nebraska public power CEOs outline commitment to renewable energy

At the annual Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference, top executives from Nebraska's largest power companies discuss plans to increase renewable energy generation while keeping electricity affordable and reliable for customers.

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