Nebraska utility awards services contract to support hydro

Nebraska Public Power District renewed a contract with MOR PPM Inc. to provide outage and maintenance support services for NPPD’s hydropower and fossil-fueled power plants throughout Nebraska.

PPM, a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc., has worked with NPPD since 1998, performing outage and maintenance services for the district’s fossil and nuclear power plants.

The new contract calls for PPM to provide services for the district’s hydropower, fossil, and nuclear-powered generating stations. PPM’s scope of services includes: modifications and renovations to equipment; installation of new equipment; pipefitting, millwright, and precision millwright services; and replacement of pumps and valves.

NPPD operates three hydropower projects: 24-MW North Platte Hydro, which began operation in 1937; 1.49-MW Kearney Hydro, which began operation in 1886; and 3-MW Spencer Hydro, operating since 1927. NPPD buys all electricity generated from the three projects. It also purchases electricity generated at four hydro facilities owned by the Central Nebraska Public Power &Irrigation District, and two hydro plants owned by Loup River Public Power District.

NPPD is Nebraska’s largest electric utility. Its territory includes all or parts of 91 of the state’s 93 counties. NPPD is a retail and wholesale provider, providing electricity to about 1 million Nebraskans.

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