District Service Area
In 1967, the District opted for its present service territory which includes much of a four-county area (Boone, Colfax, Nance and Platte) and a small portion of Madison County. The District is the retail provider for twenty-one Nebraska communities with a total current population of approximately 62,300 people. Total service area covers 2,219 square miles and consists of 794 miles of transmission and distribution lines. In addition, the District sells electric power to two wholesale customers.
The District has distribution system lease and franchise agreements with all of the municipalities which provide for the continued operation of their distribution systems until the expiration of the agreements. Under these agreements, the District retains the responsibilities of ownership and/or operation, including the obligation to meet the costs of property additions and maintenance. The Board sets sufficient electric rates to pay the cost of operating, maintaining and repairing the transmission and distribution systems.