About the Electric Department
The Auburn Board of Public Works, electricity distribution system provides service to 2,930 customers in Auburn, Brownville, Johnson, Nemaha and surrounding rural areas. The Electrical Distribution System contains over 310 miles of distribution lines with distribution voltages of 4,160 and 12,470, as well as transmission voltage of 69,000 and two 10 Megawatt Substations. The BPW owns and operates 18,860 kilowatts of Diesel/Natural Gas Generation Power Plant with enough capacity to handle the system peak load.
The Board of Public Works has long-term wholesale power contracts in place to ensure a reliable supply and cost-based rates. Current contacts are with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) & Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD).