About Loup Power District
The Loup River Public Power District (The District) is a public power electric utility serving a four county area in the state of Nebraska. We have hydro generation along with transmission and distribution services. Our headquarters are located in Columbus, Nebraska, with other offices in communities throughout the Districtís service territory. Loup River Public Power District was the first public power district created in the state in 1933 following the passage of the Enabling Act by the Nebraska Legislature. The hydro generation project was approved for Public Works Administration funds later that year. Following the completion of this generation system, we evolved into our current form as we added transmission and distribution services for our customers in our existing service territory. We continue to focus on maximizing the use of the water from the Loup River and providing low cost electric services to our customers.
- To provide reliable electric services at rates that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory and to bring to our customers the rewards of an efficient and prudent business operation.
- To improve and promote the economic and industrial development of the area.
- To maximize the use of water from the Loup River to generate power.
Our Board of Directors
The District is a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska that is governed by a ten member publicly elected Board of Directors serving staggered terms of six years each. The Board of Directors meets monthly at the General Office building in Columbus, Nebraska. All corporate powers are vested in and exercised by the Board. They are assisted by a professional management team which conducts the day-to-day operations of the District.
Payments to County and Municipal Governments
The District is a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska that makes contributions to its local economies through 5% gross revenue taxes and 10% lease payments. In 2012 the District paid over $5,800,000 to cities and counties in our service territory.