Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed Wednesday, August 12 Nebraska Public Power District Day during a visit to Columbus. It’s just one of the many ways NPPD has celebrated its 50 years of service this year.
“All the innovation and customer service really is a great Nebraska story and has helped us keep low cost, reliable power here in our state,” Ricketts said.
Ricketts praised NPPD for helping Nebraska weather the economic storm of the last two years, citing the historic flooding of 2019 and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
“NPPD serves 86 of our 93 counties, a third of our population, and we have the 15th lowest rates in the nation and well below the average rate in the nation,” Ricketts said. “It’s because of (NPPD’s) focus on the customer to deliver that, is the reason you all have been successful.”
Mary Plettner, Economic Development Manager, added, “During this half-century, we have been dedicated to making a positive impact on the communities and industries we serve. NPPD has provided economic development support to our service territory from the beginning. Though times have changed, our commitment to moving forward and providing excellent customer service and reliable and safe energy is stronger than ever.”
For more information about NPPD and it’s 50 year anniversary, visit https://www.nppd.com/about-us.