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Beatrice, NE 68310

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Norris Public Power District Urges Customers to Be Cautious about Identifying Imposter Utility Workers

 Norris Public Power District cautions customers to be aware of individuals posing as utility employees.  A recent incident that occurred in Lancaster County has been reported to Norris Public Power District and law enforcement officials.

Customers can protect themselves by:

  • Asking to see identification.  Norris Public Power District employees are required to carry identification and wear clothing identifying them as part of the company;
  • Calling 1-800-858-4707 to verify service work and employee identities if there is any doubt;
  • Looking for clearly marked service vehicles; and
  • Reporting any suspicious activity to law enforcement officials and Norris Public Power District.

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Norris Releases Sustainability Report

Bruce Vitosh--General Manager and CEO

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“Protecting The Air We Breathe To The Ground Beneath Our Feet,” is not just a catchphrase.  Norris Public Power District’s customers count on us for considerably more than the delivery of electrical service.  Customers expect Norris to enhance their quality of life, the economic vitality of the communities where they live and expect a better future fueled by safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy.

Norris released the District’s first annual Sustainability Report, demonstrating its commitment towards environmental and social responsibilities.  The Report includes the District’s sustainability results for the past fiscal year.

Norris’ commitment to meeting sustainability goals positively impacts District customers, employees and the environment.  The Report focuses on energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and renewable energy. 

Highlights from the 2015 report include:

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a cost-effective way the District can help customers make improvements that save energy and money.  Energy efficiency also plays an important role in meeting current and future energy demands, limiting impacts on the environment and deferring the need for our power supplier to build more generating facilities in the future.  In an era of emission requirements, energy-efficiency programs will play a role in meeting customers’ needs while also helping to optimize resources and protect the environment.

Environmental Stewardship

Forty-six percent of Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD’s) generation resources are carbon-free.  Norris purchases ninety-eight percent of its power supply requirements from NPPD through a long-term Wholesale Power Contract.

NPPD provides a diverse mix of generating resources.  Diversity allows NPPD to call upon generation resources at their most economical and available times.  NPPD’s energy portfolio balances the environmental, societal and economic needs of their customers.  Together with NPPD, our energy supplier, Norris firmly believes a diverse energy generation mix serves customers best.

Renewable Energy

A renewable resource is an energy source that is regenerative or virtually inexhaustible.  Renewable energy sources include solar, wind, biomass, waste, geothermal, and water (hydroelectric). Solar thermal technology converts solar energy into thermal energy, while solar photovoltaic converts solar energy into electrical energy.  Wind turbines harness wind’s kinetic energy and convert it into electricity. Biomass energy is derived from hundreds of plant species, various agricultural and industrial residues, and processing wastes. It has become increasingly more common to utilize renewable resources in a distributed fashion.  Unlike large utility scale generation sources, distributed generation uses smaller scale technologies to produce electricity close to the end users of power.  In many instances, the distributed generation resource is customer owned.

 The electric power industry is evolving and there are challenging decisions to be considered regarding future generation resources and industry technologies.  It is essential that public safety, fiscal responsibility, dependable service and a respect for the natural environment continue to be evaluated when these decisions are being considered.  Norris carries out responsibilities that not only impact the quality of life of the people that we serve, but also every employee and their families for future generations to come.

To view the Sustainability Report in its entirety, visit http://www.norrisppd.com/downloads/SR2015.pdf.



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