Eric Williams – Renewables in Nebraska. OPPD. Public Power.

Eric Williams serves on the OPPD Board of Directors representing Subdivision 6 and he is a Natural Resources Planner for Papio-Missouri River NRD.

On this episode of Inside Omaha, I talked with Eric Williams.

If you’re interested in clean energy or have ever wondered how the energy system works here in Nebraska, then this is the episode for you. Eric has a treasure trove of knowledge about all things energy. I feel like I could’ve asked him questions for another 2 hours and he would’ve had no problem answering.

It was really cool hearing about all the things happening over at OPPD. It seems like things are heading in the right direction. I came out of this conversation optimistic about Nebraska’s clean energy future.

This conversation also points to the importance of local elections and their impact on our daily lives. A big reason OPPD is moving towards renewables as quickly as they are is because over the last 2-3 elections the people of this region made a conscious decision to vote for clean energy candidates. This is how real change happens. It doesn’t happen by waiting 4 years for the next presidential election. *Steps down from soapbox*

For more info on the transformation of the OPPD Board, check out this article from the April edition of The Reader. To stay up to date with the OPPD board meetings, check out their YouTube Channel.