The Chimney Rock Public Power District service territory covers approximately 1,200 square miles in the central panhandle of Nebraska. Generally, the CRPPD service territory is limited to the rural portions of northwest Morrill County, western Scottsbluff County, and a small portion of northeast Banner, Southwest corner of Box Butte, and southeast Sioux Counties. The CRPPD territory is divided by the North Platte River with roughly three-fourths of the service area north of the river. There are two significant reservoirs, Lake Alice and Lake Minatare in the northwestern portion of the CRPPD service territory; the Chimney Rock National Historic Site is situated in the south central part of the service area.
Nearly all of the territory served by CRPPD is utilized for agriculture, either cattle grazing or cultivated and irrigated for row crop production.