Oil

Jones Street Station

Nebraska utilities operate several electric generators that burn fuel oil. These plants typically are smaller, older, and more expensive to run compared to other types of electric generation, such as nuclear, coal, or natural gas units. In most cases, oil-fired power plants are used to help meet peak electric demand, such as during hot summer afternoons. Less than 1% of the state’s electricity was generated from oil in 2010. The state’s largest oil-fired generators are:

  • Sarpy County Station (312 MW)
  • Jones Street Station (124 MW)