Quick Links
Skip to main contentSkip to navigation

City of Crete Nebraska

Espanol

Public Works

Working...

Ajax Loading Image

 

 lineman
591c7836c50e8Electrical lineman for the City of Crete.
City Power Plant control room.
Electrical lineman for the City of Crete.

City of Crete
Departments of Public Works
Electric Department
Power Plant 


City Hall: 243 East 13th Street
Public Works shop: 320 West 9th
Power Plant: 1440 Linden Ave.
Public Works: 402-826-4312

Public Works Directory

To report power outages or problems with electrical service, please call the Public Works Department.

The City of Crete Departments of Public Works Electric System retails electricity within the corporate limits. The city owns a generating plant capable of generating 15.6 MW and the distribution system consists of three substations. Two substations handle the City load. A 22 MVA substation with three transformers is centrally located and the second 10 MVA is located in the northeast part of town. The third, an 11.5 MVA, is reserved for industrial customers. The City also has a looped subtransmission system at 34.5 kV near the industrial site. Additional sources of electricity are Western Area Power Association (W.A.P.A.) and Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (M.E.A.N.).

The Electric Department consists of a staff of an Electric Line Superintendent, Foreman and three Line Technicians. The Department has over 75 combined years of experience in working with the Crete Electric System. 

Electrical Service

For further clarification regarding rates and services, customers should contact Tom Ourada, City Administrator at City Hall, 402-826-4312.

Municipal Power Plant

In April 1928 the Crete Power Plant at the current location went into operation. Initially two diesel generating engines were installed, 360 and 240 horsepower. Since that time there have been many changes and upgrades to the Power Plant. At one point there were 7 engines available for service. The Plant was capable of generating 15.6 MW.

  • Engine #1 600hp – 412kw
  • Engine #2 1920hp – 1360kw
  • Engine #3 1400hp – 980kw
  • Engine #4 1600hp – 2500kw
  • Engine #5 3500hp – 2500kw
  • Engine #6 4650hp – 3300kw
  • Engine #7 7770hp – 6000kw

In 2013 and 2014, due to changing regulations and electrical markets, Engines 1-6 were decommissioned and removed from service.

Crete’s Power Plant has a high-tech System Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer system. This system identifies any interruption in service and where that problem is located. In the event of a city power outage, the power plant has the ability to restore electricity to parts of the community in one hour or less.