Why Public Power?

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Public power has a long, successful history in the U.S. Locally owned public power utilities first appeared more than 100 years ago when communities created electric utilities to provide light and power to their citizens.

Nebraska has the distinction of being the only state in the nation served solely by publicly owned utilities, such as municipal utilities, electric cooperatives and public power districts.

 

Jodi Baker

About Jodi Baker

Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. She's married with two children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier.

Andrew Roger

About Andrew Roger

Andrew Roger is a multimedia contributor to The Wire and digital media coordinator at Omaha Public Power District. Andrew produces powerful videos and photos to highlight OPPD’s impact in Nebraska.

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