Wheat Belt's service territory covers approximately 3,600 square miles of the southern portion of the Nebraska panhandle. Parts of seven counties are served - Banner, Morrill, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Keith and Arthur. The communities of Sunol, Gurley, Dalton, Lorenzo and Redington are supplied by Wheat Belt PPD. Within the service area the towns of Broadwater, Lisco, Oshkosh, Lodgepole, Lewellen and Big Springs, are supplied energy by NPPD (Nebraska Public Power District), Sidney and Chappell are members of the MEAN (Municipal Energy Association of Nebraska). The Wheat Belt PPD main office is located in Sidney, Nebraska: two outposts are located in the towns of Dalton and Oshkosh.
As of December 2019, Wheat Belt has 164 miles of transmission line, 2,201 miles of overhead distribution and another 156 miles of underground distribution. The load is divided into 1,995 rural and town residential services, 1,257 seasonal services, 1,002 irrigation accounts, 645 small commercials (under one MVA) and 16 industrial accounts (over one MVA) and 113 lighting and public facilities.
In 2019, kWh sales totaled 148.43 million with revenues of over $19.1 million. Wheat Belt's winter peak is approximately 20.9 MW while the summer peak was 50.8 MW, a direct result of our irrigation load.