Energy Park

Southern Power District owns 720 acres in the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant located 2 miles west of Grand Island in South Central Nebraska. All 720 acres are available for development, or broken down into smaller parcels. Production at this plant ceased over 25 years ago and the property has been returned to private use. Southern's vision is to develop this area with companies that have significant energy (electricity or gas) requirements. Development in this manner is consistent with our core values of selling electricity and maintaining low operating costs per unit of sales. Some of the advantages this land has for potential industries include:
  • Rail access from both Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific.
  • Local onsite rail car company that can provide locomotive service for car movement.
  • Truck traffic is easily handled at this site.
  • Multiple access roads.
  • Reasonable land prices.
  • Large sites available (up to 300 acres).
  • Natural gas, electricity and water service available at competitive prices.
For more information about Energy Park property, please contact:

Neal Niedfeldt
Neal F. Niedfeldt
Southern Public Power District
4550 W. Husker Highway
P.O. Box 1687
Grand Island, Ne 68802-1687
Phone: (308) 384-2350
Fax: (308) 384-5018

Economic Development Organizations

Southern is a member of the Aurora Area Development Corporation, Kearney County Economic Development Agency, Merrick County Economic Development Corporation, Phelps County Development Corporation, and the Nebraska Economic Developers Association. The district is also involved in the Nebraska Development Network, and works with the above mentioned organizations to help businesses and industries in determining the best location for their new facilities.

Large Power Rate

For information concerning our rates for large power customers, contact Sam Reinke at 308-384-2350.

Community Profiles

For economic and demographic trend information on the communities Southern serves, please select the community you are interested in:

Alda Funk Palmer
Atlanta Heartwell Phillips
Axtell Holstein Prosser
Ayr Hordville Riverton
Bertrand Kenesaw Roseland
Bloomington Loomis Stockham
Cairo Marquette Trumbull
Chapman Naponee Upland
Doniphan Norman

Southern also provides wholesale power to Campbell & Franklin.