The Nebraska utility is moving quickly on two new natural gas plants while plans for solar generation lag behind.
Louis Lester is applying his knowledge of utility rates and fees to help nonprofits lower their energy bills.
Sarpy County adopted size limits and a requirement for a “glare study” before solar projects can go forward.
New board members helped push the Omaha Public Power District to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050.
Critics say the Omaha Public Power District should follow other utilities’ lead and commit to absolute carbon reduction instead.