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Public Power Makes Positive Impact In Your Community

I love the feeling of being able to walk into my favorite locally-owned shop, restaurant or store knowing that the profit, product and labor can make positive impacts on my community. The spirit of main street is embodied in these local businesses, just like it is in your local rural electric public power district or [...]

Public Power Makes Positive Impact In Your Community 2018-03-01T20:50:30+00:00

Why affordability matters to us

Affordability plays a key role in NREA’s “Working for Nebraska” education awareness campaign. The effort focuses on educating Nebraska’s electric consumers about the need to craft energy and climate change policies that will support a diverse mix of power generation while keeping electricity reasonably priced. We’ve always counted on our consumers being part of the [...]

Why affordability matters to us 2017-12-12T17:32:34+00:00

Reliable electricity is a cornerstone of public power

Reliable electric service is a luxury we often take for granted. Unfortunately, we may not think about how important a reliable energy supply is to us until we have to go without it, like during a severe storm. For Nebraska’s public power providers, reliability has many components. Reliability is considered at every step of the [...]

Reliable electricity is a cornerstone of public power 2017-12-12T17:32:34+00:00

The story of public power is worth remembering

Nebraska has the distinction of being the only state in the U.S. that serves 100 percent of its people with public power. All the rest have a mix of public power and privately owned companies. These companies are known as investor owned utilities or IOUs and they sell electricity as a way to make money [...]

The story of public power is worth remembering 2017-06-27T18:11:51+00:00

Lineman Appreciation Day

On April 10th across the country we celebrate Lineman Appreciation Day. Lineman in Nebraska are responsible for keeping our electricity on 99.9% of the time in all sorts of weather emergencies and other accidents. Don’t forget to thank the people who keep your lights on!

Lineman Appreciation Day 2017-12-12T17:32:34+00:00

Trust me, I can do it cheaper

            Having low-cost reliable power is a benefit of public power in Nebraska. All electric consumers want to have the lights work when they flip the switch. Now ask yourself do you care if that electricity was produced by coal, natural gas, nuclear, wind or solar? Is that important to you? Are you willing to [...]

Trust me, I can do it cheaper 2017-01-04T22:20:22+00:00

Do you know the benefits of public power in Nebraska?

As the General Manager of a public power system in Nebraska, Custer Public Power District, I know some of the history of public power in Nebraska. Being so close to the subject, I sometimes catch myself thinking that everyone knows as much as they ought to about Nebraska’s strong public power advantages and heritage. That’s [...]

Do you know the benefits of public power in Nebraska? 2016-10-31T20:15:30+00:00

The importance of public power in Nebraska

As the General Manager of a public power system in Nebraska, Custer Public Power District, I know some of the history of public power in Nebraska. Being so close to the subject, I sometimes catch myself thinking that everyone knows as much as they ought to about Nebraska’s strong public power advantages and heritage. That’s [...]

The importance of public power in Nebraska 2016-07-06T13:40:19+00:00

Protecting raptors is a part of the plan

Discoveries of large numbers of electrocuted raptors in the early 1970s prompted utilities and government agencies to start working to identify the causes of and develop solutions to this problem. Today, public power districts and electric cooperatives in Nebraska have detailed plans in place to help reduce raptor mortality.   These plans are called an [...]

Protecting raptors is a part of the plan 2017-12-12T17:32:35+00:00