Joint Planning

Joint Planning Subcommittee

This Subcommittee shall coordinate all plans for new power facilities (generation and transmission) involved in supplying Nebraska consumers in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Association, shall be responsible for completing statutorily mandated power supply planning reports for the Power Review Board, and shall carry out such other assignments as directed by the NPA Board of Directors.

This Subcommittee is also responsible for preparing a compilation of all electric utility sponsored activities in Nebraska dealing with research, development, conservation, and alternate energy sources as required by Nebraska Statutes.

Where appropriate, at the direction of the Board, this Subcommittee shall encourage and promote research and development that would allow the electric utilities to better and more efficiently serve the electric consumers, disseminate information on the same, and encourage consumers to implement conservation or utilize alternate energy sources when feasible.

Joint Planning Subcommittee Members
Jason Fortik, Chairperson
VP, Power Supply
Lincoln Electric System
1040 0 Street
P.O. Box 80869
Lincoln, NE 68501-0869
Phone: 402-473-3380
Fax: 402-473-3208


John Hoke
Niobrara Valley Electric Membership Corp.
Box 60
O’Neill, NE 68763
Phone: 800-967-1987
Fax: 402-336-4858
Darin Bloomquist
Assistant General Manager
Nebraska Electric G&T
2472 18th Ave.
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-564-8142
Cell: 402-933-9933
Fax: 402-563-4272


Ron Ziola
Engineering Manager
Loup Power District
P.O. Box 988
Columbus, NE 68602-0988
Phone: 402-564-3171
Fax: 402-564-0970
AI Meyer
Assistant Manager
Hastings Utilities
P.O. Box 289
Hastings, NE 68902-0289
Phone: 402-463-1371
Fax: 402-463-1705
Kurt Stradley
Engineer II, Resource & Transmission Planning

Lincoln Electric System
1040 O Street
P.O. Box 80869
Lincoln, NE  68501-0869
Phone:  402-473-3376
Fax: 402-473-3208


Jim Fehr
Resource Planning and Risk Manager
Nebraska Public Power District
P.O. Box499
Columbus, NE 686020499
Phone: 402-563-5672
Fax: 402-563-5511


Jon Iverson
Manager, Planning & Analysis
Omaha Public Power District
444 So. 16th St. Mall
Omaha, NE 68102-2247
Phone: 402-514-1025
Fax: 402-514-1035
Scott Benson
Manager, Resource & Transmission Planning

Lincoln Electric System
1040 O Street
P.O. Box 80869
Lincoln, NE  68501-0869
Phone: 402-473-3390
Fax: 402-473-3208


Mike Salva
Resource Planning & Analytics Mgr.
Tri-State Generation & Transmission

1100 W. 116th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80234
Phone:   303-254-3755
Shannon Coleman
Supervisor of Resource 
Planning & Analysis
NMPP Energy

8377 Glynoaks Drive
Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone:   402-474-4759
Fax:      402-474-0473