OPPD Slows Coal Conversion

The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors delays the conversion of the North Omaha Power Station's Units 4 and 5 from coal to natural gas.

The utility says they are keeping the low sulpher coal burning units in place for now as construction and the permit process of the Standing Bear Lake and Turtle Creek natural gas-based facilities continue, with slowdowns and backlogs possible.

OPPD staff says they want to make sure they have enough of a back up through that process.

The North Omaha Power Station coal-burning stations 1, 2 , and 3 transitioned to natural gas in 2016, and the last two units were to be changed over in 2023.

(Picture from OPPD)

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