Schools Use Contest To Teach.

By admin On December 21st, 2010 in Uncategorized /

OPPD representatives visited Project GreenFlick winning schools to meet participating teachers and students. Visits included trophy and check presentations, which brought plenty of good will.

In the video below, Northwest High School Choir Director, Curt Isaascson, explains how he incorporated the video contest into his curriculum.

At Millard North High School, first place winner, Xiongfei Zhang, was surprised in his IB Biology class by the prize patrol and Principal Brian Begley.

Northwest Magnet High School announced their second place win by inviting students and faculty to the library for a celebration.

North High Magnet High School not only embraced the contest, but the celebration as well. Therese Laux, media and technology teacher, coordinated a Thanksgiving dinner, complete with the all the fixings. Almost 100 students, parents, teachers and OPPD staff honored the two videos from North High that tied for third place.

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Results are in. Projects a success.

By admin On December 16th, 2010 in Uncategorized /

In 2010, OPPD saw huge successes with a CFL campaign and a service center salvage project.

In October, OPPD teamed with area retailers to offer $3 off multi-packs of CFLs. The promotion was advertised via in-store signage and displays. The promotion resulted in 58,855 coupon redemptions. One of the stores with high redemptions is located in an area with older houses, proving the need for energy-efficient solutions.

Internally, OPPD has trained approximately 40 employees in Lean, a continuous process improvement intiative that began with Toyota. One of 2010’s more successful Lean projects involved salvage recycling at the Elkhorn service center. Since mid-May, crews have saved the company $55,000. The program will now be rolled out to other OPPD service centers in 2011.

So, talk to us. Let us know what your company is doing to better energy-efficiency or the environment.  Comment on this post or send an email to and we’ll write a post about your success.

Keep aiming green!

Be an Energy Detective

By admin On December 7th, 2010 in Uncategorized /

A new energy education program has landed in many Nebraska schools, including the metro Omaha area.

The energy program provides fifth-grade students and their family practical knowledge on environmental issues and offers tools to increase energy and water efficiency at home, while decreasing monthly utility bills.

Students are provided with an Energy Detective kit containing devices to install in their homes as part of the energy education program.

The energy program is jointly funded by OPPD and the Nebraska Energy Office.

Learn more by visiting or by calling 1-888-Get-Wise.

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