Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) Arboretum

The history of Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) go back to 1917, when the Nebraska Power Company was incorporated. On June 1 of the same year, the newly formed company got the property of the Omaha Electric Light and Power Company. In 1946, its customers numbered 83,507, gross earnings amounted to $10,828,000, kilowatt-hour sales were 552,000,000 and creating ability had actually reached 119,000 kilowatts.

On Dec. 2, 1946, the state legislature created OPPD as a political subdivision of the state of Nebraska, which obtained the properties operated by the Nebraska Power Company. In January 1965, the Eastern Nebraska Public Power District merged with OPPD (, doubling the size of our service location to 5,000 square miles. With the merger, four counties were contributed to OPPD’s service area, which now covers all or part of 13 counties in southeastern Nebraska.


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