NPPD’s Economic Development Team provides confidential plant location assistance.
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Most businesses understand that electricity plays a critical role in operations, whether it is in lighting a 150,000 square foot warehouse or keeping a conveyor belt moving. The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) understands this, too.
That’s why NPPD—a public power utility with a chartered service territory covering all or parts of 86 of Nebraska’s 93 counties—promises to “safely generate and deliver low cost, reliable energy and provide outstanding customer service." It is NPPD’s obligation to provide the power that will meet customers’ current and future needs at a cost that keeps money in their pockets.
As a not-for-profit utility, NPPD generates power using a mix of fuel resources, such as coal, nuclear, wind, gas, and hydro, to keep electric rates as low as possible. In fact, Nebraska’s industrial rates are significantly lower than the U.S. average.
Nebraska, located near the geographic center of the nation, offers manufacturers strong regional markets, a strategic supply chain location, and quick and easy access to all parts of North America. Nebraska’s transportation routes allow for more efficient and timely delivery.
The 482-mile stretch of Interstate-80 in Nebraska links the East Coast to the West Coast. Within one day, goods shipped by truck reach 26 percent of the U.S. population; add a second day, and the percentage skyrockets to 91 percent. In addition, the nation’s two largest rail companies—BNSF Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad—serve Nebraska. Union Pacific has its headquarters in Omaha and maintains Bailey Yard in North Platte, the largest rail freight car classification yard in the world.
NPPD’s Economic Development Team has helped hundreds of companies find productive and profitable locations in Nebraska. Services range from supplying requested information to guiding firms through the entire site selection process. This can include gathering community proposals, identifying informational and financial resources, and facilitating final negotiations at the local level.
Other information available from the NPPD Economic Development Team or online at econdev.nppd.com includes community profiles, available sites and buildings, industry opportunity studies, and, when requested, custom and confidential research.
Finally, NPPD can assist in rate comparisons and offer advice on energy efficiency, conservation, new and emerging electro-technologies, and power quality, thus providing you the most cost-effective electric energy.