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October 06, 2015 4:32 PM ET

Electric Utilities

Company Overview of Omaha Public Power District

Company Overview

Omaha Public Power District, an electric utility, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power, and energy and other related activities. It operates two coal-fired plants, North Omaha Station and Nebraska City Station; Fort Calhoun Station, a nuclear power plant; and three peaking plants and renewable energy resources, including a landfill-gas plant, and wind turbines. The company offers its products and services primarily to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It serves approximately 352,000 customers in various parts of 13 counties in east and southeast Nebraska. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Energy Plaza

444 South 16th Street Mall

Omaha, NE 68102-2247

United States

Founded in 1917

2,293 Employees





Key Executives for Omaha Public Power District

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Financial Services, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President of Energy Delivery and Assistant Secretary
Vice President of Energy Production & Marketing and Assistant Secretary
Chief Nuclear Officer and Site Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Omaha Public Power District Key Developments

Omaha Public Power District Announces Executive Appointments

Omaha Public Power District appointed Juli Comstock as vice president of customer service and Lisa Olson as vice president of public affairs. In her new role, Comstock will oversee customer service operations, customer sales and service, and demand-side management and energy efficiency. Most recently, she served as division manager of customer service operations and was responsible for the district's activities in meter reading, billing, payment, customer service, payment processing and field collection activities, as well as the technology that supports such activities. Olson, in her new position, will be responsible for corporate marketing and communications, environmental and regulatory affairs, governmental affairs and economic development. Prior to her tenure with OPPD, Olson served as senior vice president of corporate relations for Infogroup.

Omaha Public Power District Announces Management Changes

In selecting Tim Burke as the next president and CEO of the Omaha Public Power District, the utility's board members announced they have the right man. The board will vote to promote Burke, OPPD's vice president for customer service and public affairs, to the top job finalizing a second search that yielded the same result as an earlier. The promotion would take effect May 10, 2015. He replaces Gary Gates, who is retiring after four decades at OPPD, including 11 years as president and CEO. Burke has three decades of experience in the utility business and has been with OPPD since 1997, when he was recruited from Peoples Natural Gas. His business unit handles customer service, billing, lobbying, economic development and media relations, among other tasks.

Gary Gates to Resign as CEO of Omaha Public Power District in 2015

Omaha Public Power District announced that its CEO Gary Gates is stepping down in 2015. Gates has agreed to stay on until his replacement begins. Gates, hired in 1972 as a test engineer, has been an company employee for almost two-thirds of the utility's existence. Gates rose to become vice president of nuclear operations and in 2004 was named CEO to replace Fred Petersen.

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