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OPPD Proposes 6.9 Percent Increase

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OMAHA (KPTM) - The Omaha Public Power District will vote on a possible 6.9 percent increase to power bills.

An OPPD committee approved Tuesday morning to add a proposed rate increase on Thursday's board agenda.

An OPPD official told FOX 42 News the increase is aimed primarily at getting the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant near Blair back in service.

OPPD says getting Ft. Calhoun operational again will give them more sources to generate power.

It also says not having the plant operational means the district has been missing out on money it usually brings in selling excess power to neighboring areas.

The OPPD board will discuss the rate proposal Thursday, and will vote on it in December.

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