Hastings Utilities

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Hastings Utilities
Type Municipal Utility
Headquarters 1228 North Denver Ave.
Hastings, NE 68901
Area served NE
Key people Marvin Schultes, Manager
Industry Electric Producer and Utility
General Utility
Products Electricity, Naturas Gas, Water & Sewage Services
Revenue $47.9 million (2007)[1]
Net income $4.9 million (2007)[1]
Parent City of Hastings, NE
Website HastingsUtilities.com

Hastings Utilities is a customer owned utility system serving the community of Hastings, Nebraska and area customers, including Juniata. Many customers receive the four essential utility services from Hastings Utilities: electricity, natural gas, water and sanitary sewer.

Power portfolio

Out of its total 137.3 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity in 2005 (0.01% of the U.S. total), Hastings Utilities produces 55.6% from coal and 44.4% from natural gas. All of Hastings Utilities' power plants are in Adams County, Nebraska.[2]

Existing coal-fired power plants

Hastings Utilities owned 1 coal-fired generating station in 2005, with 76 MW of capacity:[2][3][4]

Plant Name State County Year(s) Built Capacity 2007 CO2 Emissions 2006 SO2 Emissions
Whelan Energy Center NE Adams 1981 76 MW 707,000 tons 2,072 tons

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Financial Report, Hastings Utilities, Dec. 31, 2007, p. 8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
  3. Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
  4. Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.

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