3:11 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

OPPD board approves rate hike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District customers will pay more for electricity in January.

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8:26 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Hearing on proposed pipeline route draws hundreds of speakers

ALBION, Neb. (AP) — Speakers split the time available at a hearing concerning a new oil pipeline route through Nebraska.

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12:04 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

OPPD to discuss rate hike proposal, progress at Ft. Calhoun Station at Thursday meetings

Some OPPD customers' rates could rise 6.9 percent in January.

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1:41 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

OPPD considering 6.9 percent rate hike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District is considering a general rate increase of 6.9 percent.

It would be the district's biggest rate increase in 10 years.

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10:26 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Canadian firm optimistic about future of Keystone XL pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Canadian company that wants to build another oil pipeline to carry crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries remains optimistic about the project after President Barack Obama won re-election.

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12:03 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Exelon Nuclear Partners takes over operations of Fort Calhoun Station

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station.

Chicago-based Exelon Nuclear Partners has assumed day-to-day operations at the Fort Calhoun Station.

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10:50 am
Wed July 18, 2012

OPPD hopeful Fort Calhoun Station can reopen in September

Fort Calhoun Station.

The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant could reopen in September, but only if it’s safe to do so.

OPPD and NRC updated the status of Fort Calhoun Station at a public meeting Tuesday night. The nuclear plant closed last April for refueling, and remained shut down during the Missouri River flooding.

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1:55 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

NRC confirms serious safety threat findings at Fort Calhoun Station

Fort Calhoun Station
courtesy OPPD

The NRC has confirmed a finding that an electrical fire last June at the Fort Calhoun Station was a serious safety risk.

Tuesday’s report follows a preliminary finding issued last month by the Commission. The June 7, 2011 fire caused an alert to be issued at the nuclear plant. It was closed at the time due to Missouri River flooding.

NRC Region 4 spokeswoman Lara Uselding says the finding is a so-called “red” threat, meaning it’s a high safety significant issue.

General News
2:08 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

NPPD to borrow $235 million for general improvement projects

NPPD's Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville.
courtesy Google Images


The Nebraska Public Power District plans to borrow $235 million dollars for general improvement projects, including work at Cooper Nuclear Station.

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