OPPD partner's wind power project will continue utility's renewable energy growth

Soon, nearly half of the energy the Omaha Public Power District sells will come from renewable sources.

Once a new private wind power project in northeast Nebraska comes online in late 2019, OPPD’s renewable portion of its energy mix would make up 40 percent, OPPD spokeswoman Laura King-Homan confirmed.

That’s up from less than 20 percent as recently as 2016, quite a climb for a renewable energy portfolio that only recently began adopting solar and consists primarily of wind power and methane gas from a landfill.