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OPPD is striving for a goal of net zero carbon production by 2050.  Find out what we're doing and share ideas on what you and your family are doing to reduce your carbon footprint!

What is decarbonization? Simply, it's the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, commonly referred to as our carbon footprint. Although carbon dioxide (CO2) occurs naturally in the Earth's atmosphere, human activities over the last century have significantly increased levels of greenhouse gases. These include burning fossil fuels for energy and transportation, and removing trees (deforestation) to enable other land uses, such as clearing rainforests for agricultural purposes.

Why is there a need for a decarbonization initiative? Plants, soil, and the oceans absorb CO2 through natural processes, acting as major storage systems. When human activities emit more CO2 than these natural systems can store, the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere can contribute to climate change. Climate change causes a continuing adjustment in precipitation, air quality, rising temperatures and extreme weather events.

How is OPPD taking action? OPPD is striving for net-zero carbon production by 2050. Net-zero means that any emissions are balanced by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere. Working side-by-side with our customers and communities, we are striving to reduce our environmental impact while maintaining reliability, resiliency and affordability. That’s why we’ve initiated our Pathways to Decarbonization study – so we can identify and prioritize strategies and actions to make a difference across our service territory.

What are the objectives of the study? Identify pathways for future decision making regarding carbon reduction; Develop strategy (roadmap) and increase demand for decarbonization customer products; Ensure decarbonization values become sustainable business practices; and position OPPD as a community and industry leader in decarbonization efforts.

Pathways to Decarbonization

OPPD is working across four areas of focus to develop a roadmap for making progress towards our net-zero carbon production goal. Learn more and share your ideas about our work related to Energy Portfolio, Internal Operations, Customer and Community, by clicking on the images below:

Energy Portfolio
Internal Operations
Customer
Community


What is decarbonization? Simply, it's the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, commonly referred to as our carbon footprint. Although carbon dioxide (CO2) occurs naturally in the Earth's atmosphere, human activities over the last century have significantly increased levels of greenhouse gases. These include burning fossil fuels for energy and transportation, and removing trees (deforestation) to enable other land uses, such as clearing rainforests for agricultural purposes.

Why is there a need for a decarbonization initiative? Plants, soil, and the oceans absorb CO2 through natural processes, acting as major storage systems. When human activities emit more CO2 than these natural systems can store, the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere can contribute to climate change. Climate change causes a continuing adjustment in precipitation, air quality, rising temperatures and extreme weather events.

How is OPPD taking action? OPPD is striving for net-zero carbon production by 2050. Net-zero means that any emissions are balanced by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere. Working side-by-side with our customers and communities, we are striving to reduce our environmental impact while maintaining reliability, resiliency and affordability. That’s why we’ve initiated our Pathways to Decarbonization study – so we can identify and prioritize strategies and actions to make a difference across our service territory.

What are the objectives of the study? Identify pathways for future decision making regarding carbon reduction; Develop strategy (roadmap) and increase demand for decarbonization customer products; Ensure decarbonization values become sustainable business practices; and position OPPD as a community and industry leader in decarbonization efforts.

Pathways to Decarbonization

OPPD is working across four areas of focus to develop a roadmap for making progress towards our net-zero carbon production goal. Learn more and share your ideas about our work related to Energy Portfolio, Internal Operations, Customer and Community, by clicking on the images below:

Energy Portfolio
Internal Operations
Customer
Community