Fort Calhoun area will be home to OPPD's first community solar array

The Omaha Public Power District and its private partner, NextEra Energy Resources, chose a city-owned field just east of Fort Calhoun to host OPPD’s first community solar power array. NextEra is building the 35-acre, 5-megawatt solar array there and has contracted to sell OPPD the power it produces for at least 20 years.

The new array, when it starts producing power by June 2019, will add significant solar power to the OPPD grid for the first time.