Power with Purpose: Solar

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What is Power with Purpose?

Power with Purpose is OPPD’s solar + natural gas project that moves us toward our goal of net-zero carbon production by 2050 and supports OPPD's unwavering mission to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to customers. OPPD is siting and developing up to 600 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation, and up to 600 megawatts of backup natural gas. The project will be one of the largest renewable energy investments of its kind in the Midwest.

Platteview Solar

OPPD signed a contract for an 81-megawatt solar array spread across approximately 500 leased acres south of Yutan, Neb., in eastern Saunders County. When complete, this facility will be capable of powering around 14,000 average homes. The facility’s name: Platteview Solar. This is the first solar contract announced as part of Power with Purpose. You can read more at OPPD's news website, The Wire.

Learn more from Community Energy about Platteview Solar here and read FAQs about the project here.

Project Update

Beyond Platteview, OPPD is analyzing additional solar sites across the service territory with important factors including: proximity to transmission, potential for support of future growth load, suitability for geographical and topographical criteria, and viability. OPPD may choose PPA contracts with a private developer, or choose to own a solar project based on the best overall value to OPPD customers. At this time, OPPD is in the process of determining the best sourcing strategy to acquire additional solar generation needed for the 400-600 MW of utility-scale solar for Power with Purpose.




Now is the time to take advantage of solar technology, as costs have come down and the technology has improved. Adding solar generation will help OPPD meet the growing energy needs of our service territory and maintain a resilient and reliable system.

OPPD is leading the way we power the future. This is the next evolution in our generation portfolio.


Have a question for us about our Power with Purpose project? Click the image below.


What is Power with Purpose?

Power with Purpose is OPPD’s solar + natural gas project that moves us toward our goal of net-zero carbon production by 2050 and supports OPPD's unwavering mission to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to customers. OPPD is siting and developing up to 600 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation, and up to 600 megawatts of backup natural gas. The project will be one of the largest renewable energy investments of its kind in the Midwest.

Platteview Solar

OPPD signed a contract for an 81-megawatt solar array spread across approximately 500 leased acres south of Yutan, Neb., in eastern Saunders County. When complete, this facility will be capable of powering around 14,000 average homes. The facility’s name: Platteview Solar. This is the first solar contract announced as part of Power with Purpose. You can read more at OPPD's news website, The Wire.

Learn more from Community Energy about Platteview Solar here and read FAQs about the project here.

Project Update

Beyond Platteview, OPPD is analyzing additional solar sites across the service territory with important factors including: proximity to transmission, potential for support of future growth load, suitability for geographical and topographical criteria, and viability. OPPD may choose PPA contracts with a private developer, or choose to own a solar project based on the best overall value to OPPD customers. At this time, OPPD is in the process of determining the best sourcing strategy to acquire additional solar generation needed for the 400-600 MW of utility-scale solar for Power with Purpose.




Now is the time to take advantage of solar technology, as costs have come down and the technology has improved. Adding solar generation will help OPPD meet the growing energy needs of our service territory and maintain a resilient and reliable system.

OPPD is leading the way we power the future. This is the next evolution in our generation portfolio.


Have a question for us about our Power with Purpose project? Click the image below.


Page last updated: 11 Apr 2022, 08:48 AM