Environmental practices

Platte River Power Authority uses state-of-the-art air quality control systems at its power generation stations to meet all applicable environmental laws and regulations. As new legislation and regulations are proposed, Platte River participates in public processes and supports additional control requirements when costs are commensurate with measurable environmental benefits. As technology develops and opportunities arise, Platte River proactively evaluates and implements improvements to its power operations that balance environmental and other socio-economic concerns.

The following principles guide Platte River’s decision making and operations:

  • Consider environmental factors in planning, design, construction and operating decisions
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and permits
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Reduce environmental risks
  • Encourage pollution prevention
  • Communicate environmental values
  • Encourage public participation
  • Support cost-effective programs to conserve energy
  • Coordinate generation and transmission planning with neighboring utilities
  • Consider environmentally progressive technologies to meet future generation needs