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Nebraska Public Power District

5800 Fletcher Ave
Lincoln, NE 68507


Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS) operates the largest single unit electrical generator in the state. Support services are provided by Entergy Nuclear Nebraska through 2029. CNS, which has performed safely since it was first put into operation in July of 1974, generates 810 megawatts of electricity. This would be enough power to supply the Lincoln and Grand Island areas during their highest summer usage period.

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) owns and operates CNS; however, it has contracts to share a portion of the electricity it generates with other utilities. The remainder of the power is used by NPPD or marketed to other utilities. Around 20 percent of NPPD’s total annual generation comes from CNS.

The facility is named after Humboldt, Neb., natives Guy Cooper, Jr., and Guy Cooper, Sr., in recognition of their contribution to public power in Nebraska.


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Nebraska Public Power District

5800 Fletcher Ave
Lincoln, NE, 68507