O'Neill, Nebraska



 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
  phone - Econ Dev: 800-282-6773 or 24-Hours: 877-275-6773
  website - www.nppd.com
  email - econdev@nppd.com
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Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the state's largest electric utility, has a diverse mix of generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, gas and oil, and wind. NPPD delivers power to approximately 1 million Nebraskans and has ample capacity to meet the needs of new loads. Nebraska's electric costs are among the lowest in the nation. NPPD's professional Economic Development Team is available to assist with expansion and retention of existing business and new business locations. Contact the Economic Development Team by emailing econdev@nppd.com or by calling (800) 282-6773. Further information can be found online @ sites.nppd.com. Utility information can be found @ www.nppd.com.
Wholesale Supplier: Nebraska Public Power District
Additional Comments: O'Neill is provided retail electric service by NPPD. Service is supplied by two 56 MVA, 115/69 kV transformers in the O'Neill substation. Alternate sources are available from the west, east, and north. All services are supplied from substations which are connected to the statewide grid system by 115,000 and 345,000 volt transmission lines. The distribution voltage is 12.5 kV wye with a total transformer capacity of 20 MVA in two distribution substations. O'Neill also has a retail customer in the northwest section of town that has a dedicated 12.5 kV wye circuit. This is fed by a 10 MVA, 69 kV transformer on the 69,000 volt line from O'Neill and an alternate 69,000 volt line from Ainsworth. Contact NPPD, 877-275-6773, www.nppd.com, for further information regarding electric rates and service.




Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available..... Yes  
Supplier in Community..... Black Hills Energy  
Provider..... City of O'Neill  
Major Source..... Five wells  
If Wells, Average Depth..... 362 feet
Rated Capacity..... 4.860 mgd
Average Capacity..... 1.400 mgd
Peak Demand..... 4.800 mgd
Storage Capacity..... 750,000 gallons
Hardness..... 116 ppm
Treated..... No  
Temperature Range..... 40-58 (degrees Fahrenheit)
Improvements during the last two years included new water lines at a cost of $300,000, which were financed by the city. Contemplated improvements for the next ten years include a new well, water valve replacement, alternate pressure controller, 500,000-gallon water tower, and transition to radio meter heads at a cost of $1.6 million, which will be financed by the city.
Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider..... City of O'Neill  
Type of Service..... Waste Treatment  
Rated Capacity..... 0.632 (mgd)
Average Daily Demand..... 0.525 (mgd)
Peak Demand..... 1.000 (mgd)
Sewer Connection Fee..... Yes  
O'Neill has a municipal sanitary sewerage system and a storm sewer system. The treatment plant was updated in 1997 to an activated sludge plant. There is a new connection fee of $50.00. Improvements have included new sewer lines and improvements to come include manhole replacements and several sewer line upgrades and replacements which will be financed by the city.
Name of Local Service Provider..... CenturyLink  
Number of Long Distance Service Providers..... 5  

CenturyLink provides Local Exchange Service, DSL, Telecommunications Services including, but not limited to, Business Lines, Long Distance, Frame Relay, MPLS, Private Line, Internet, Voice & Data Equipment, and Professional Services. Technicians and networking personnel reside in O'Neill, providing 24-hour, on-call service.

Exede Satellite Internet also serves the area. Exede is the leading satellite internet provider.