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The Electric Utility Industry in Nebraska presented to: Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry January 30, 2014 Timothy J. Burke VP, Customer Service.

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1 The Electric Utility Industry in Nebraska presented to: Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry January 30, 2014 Timothy J. Burke VP, Customer Service & Public Affairs Omaha Public Power District John McClure General Counsel Nebraska Public Power District

2 Nebraska Electric Utility Structure Type# Utilities Municipal Utilities 121 Public Power Districts 32 Electric Cooperatives

3 Nebraska Generation Capacity Megawatts Under construction or planned Coal-43% Gas-19% Oil-4% Nuclear-13% Hydro-3% Wind-17% Biomass-<1% Other fossil-1% Carbon-free 33%

4 Items of note… Utilities have self- imposed renewable energy goals and are meeting or exceeding them. Wind energy installation in Nebraska has quadrupled since Current and proposed wind energy investment is more than $2 billion.

5 Generating Capability Peak Demand Nebraska Electric Utility Generation Utilization (2011) Megawatts 15% includes regulatory requirement

6 2014 Projected Industrial Rate Co mparison 16%  U.S. 7.07₵ Region 6.62₵ Nebraska 5.90₵ Cents per Kilowatt-Hour 11%  LES, OPPD, NPPD

7 Nebraska Electric Reliability Measures (2012) Nebraska Region Total # Customer Outages / Customers Ser v ed Customer Outage Time / Customers Serv ed Minutes per year Outages per year

8 Customer Satisfaction for Public Power In 2013, 12 out of the 15 top scores were awarded to public power utilities OPPD has achieved the highest score in the Midwest mid- size region for the last 13 years Public power utilities generally have high satisfaction ratings JD Power & Associates conducts the industries most extensive customer satisfaction survey including the 126 largest electric utilities in the U.S.

9 Objectives: Support local business retention and expansion efforts. Promote/Market Nebraska as business growth and expansion location. Provide economic development expertise, services and training to local economic developers. Economic Development Public power utilities have a long history of involvement in local, regional and state chamber organizations and activities

10 Public Boards Public boards are directly accountable to the electric customer-owners they serve Customers have direct access to the boards on a frequent basis Board members receive the same level of service as their customer-owners Public utility board have consistently demonstrated that they are responsive to customer-owners

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