Omaha Public Power District

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) is a publically-owned electric utility that serves a population of 799,000 people, more than any other electric utility in the state. While its headquarters is located in Omaha, Nebraska, OPPD has several other locations in its 13-county, 5,000-square-mile service area in southeast Nebraska. The majority of OPPD’s power comes from three baseload power facilities: North Omaha Station and Nebraska City Station, both coal-fired, and Fort Calhoun Station, a nuclear power unit.  The tables below do not take into account the recent plans to shut down the Fort Calhoun Station, instead it uses published data from their 2018 and 2033 vision as the basis for the calculations.  

Table I and Table II provide a summary of GHG emissions for each vehicle type based on the primary energy source used in each vehicle type for one mile and for one year.  

TABLE I. Greenhouse Gas Emissions (grams per mile) for OPPD utility company 

TABLE II. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in lbs. for one year using an average driving distance of 12,000 miles. (1 lb = 453.592 g)