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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 [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Why affordability matters to us

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 [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Reliable electricity is a cornerstone of public power

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. [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on The story of public power is worth remembering

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 [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Lineman Appreciation Day

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 [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Trust me, I can do it cheaper

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 [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Do you know the benefits of public power in Nebraska?

We Have a Bright History–Let’s Tell Our Story More Often

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on We Have a Bright History–Let’s Tell Our Story More Often

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 [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on The importance of public power in Nebraska

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 [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Protecting raptors is a part of the plan

A Day in the Life of a Lineman

They wake before the sun, pour steaming cups of coffee, and kiss their family goodbye. After swinging by the office to get the day’s orders, men climb into their trucks and head out. Our lineworkers [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on A Day in the Life of a Lineman