Nebraskans for Solar’s March Speaker:
OPPD Alternative Energy Solutions Manager Kirk Estee
March 11, 2020 - 7 to 8:30 pm
UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
Combined Rooms 230 & 231
6400 University Drive S (64th & Dodge)
Kirk Estee: "The adoption rate of customers installing generation at their homes or businesses has significantly increased in OPPD’s service territory and throughout our country with expectations of this trend continuing.

In order to remain a trusted energy partner for our customers, OPPD started an initiative to improve the process and experience for customers connecting their own generation to the grid. This not only allows for a simple and streamlined process for applicants, but it also improves the safety for OPPD personnel in the field.

The result of this project includes a new online application process, enhanced content on OPPD webpages, and tools to assist customers in making educated decisions when it comes to customer-owned generation including a solar calculator."

A Q&A will follow the presentation. Refreshments provided. Reserved parking is available for Nebraskans for Solar guests in the lots in front of the Community Engagement Center, near the Durham Bell Tower. Enter at the kiosk. Please join us and bring a friend!
Additional Opportunities
Conservation Nebraska Event
March 13, 2020 - 2 to 4 pm
RR 434, Lexington
Free and open to the public.

Conservation Nebraska Event
 March 21, 2020 - 2 to 4 pm
Community Center
803 O Street, Loup City
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Event
March 28, 2020 - 9 am to 5 pm
Creighton University Harper Center
Room 3023
602 N. 20th Street, Omaha
Rural Energy for America Program
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Click the following links to learn more:

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USDA investments in rural Nebraska include more than $1.1 million in 37 energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy development assistance projects through the Rural Energy for America Program.
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