Check out OPPD’s new iPhone app!

By admin On August 11th, 2011 in Uncategorized /

OPPDconnect for iPhone is now available on the App Store. The new app for iPhone users delivers a variety of mobile features:

  • Report home and street light outages and view the outage map
  • View energy-efficiency tips and videos
  • Access residential products and services information
  • Contact OPPD by phone or find an office location on a map
  • View OPPDCares tweets


  • iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
  • iOS 3.2 or higher
  • Data connection (WiFi, 3G or EDGE to watch videos, and for OPPDCares tweets, Power Outage Map, Streetlight Outage Reports and Report Power Outages.)

Download the app today! You can either visit or use the QR code below.




Learn about EVs at NE County Fairs!

By admin On August 4th, 2011 in Uncategorized /

Interested in learning more about electric vehicles (EVs)?  Stop by OPPD’s booth at the following county fairs and learn more.

  • Cass County Fair, August 9-14
  • Otoe County Fair, August 14-17
  • Johnson County Fair, August 19-21
  • Nebraska State Fair, beginning Sept. 9

Two major auto companies have brought electric vehicles (EVs) into the mainstream by launching the all-electric Nissan Leaf and General Motors’ plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt. The Volt was recently awarded 2011 North American Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show.

Electric vehicles are now rolling off assembly lines. With some of its customers planning to get their transportation fuel from the power grid instead of a gas pump, the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has undertaken studies as to how this might affect its operations.

One of its first discoveries was that customers have a lot of questions about the new technology. To help keep its customers updated with the most current EV information, OPPD has launched a new website,

OPPD customers interested in purchasing an EV have many questions and pros and cons to consider. They can research types of EVs, learn about charging options and environmental benefits, complete an EV readiness checklist and find the latest incentives, news and resources at  Site information includes:

• What You Need to Know Before You Buy an Electric Vehicle
• The Difference Between Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Vehicles
• Three Important Steps to Making Your Home Ready for an Electric Vehicle
• How OPPD is Preparing for Electric Vehicles
• Electric Vehicle Readiness Checklist

 “The site will be continually updated with the latest, most relevant information related to EV advancements, so that EV purchasers can find everything they need in one place,” said Buettner. 

For more information about EVs in the OPPD service area, visit, call 1-855-OPPD4EV (1-855-677-3438) or send an email to