CHICAGO — The Omaha Public Power District, the fourth highest-rated utility in the U.S., on Thursday will price up to $150 million of electric system revenue bonds.

The finance team held a retail order period Wednesday. By early afternoon it appeared that investors had snapped up almost half the issue. The OPPD typically sells anywhere from 20% to 70% of its bonds to retail buyers, depending on the structure, said John Thurber, the utility’s division manager of finance.

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