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The value of electricity continues to shine

How many of us remember dropping into the local rural electric utility office with our parents and grandparents to pay the light bill? Whether you do that in person, by mail or online today, paying [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on The value of electricity continues to shine

Getting into the Net Metering Weeds

Joe wants to save money. He has been approached by a salesman to buy a solar panel or a wind turbine. The salesman assures Joe he will “save money on his electric bill” and “make [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Getting into the Net Metering Weeds

Celebrate Line-worker Appreciation Day on April 8th

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is proud to recognize Monday, April 8th as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. This national day of recognition allows us to further honor the men and women who work to ensure the [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Celebrate Line-worker Appreciation Day on April 8th

The Meaning of Public Power

By Rick Nelson, Custer Public Power District general manager As the General Manager of Custer Public Power District, a public power system in Nebraska, I sometimes catch myself thinking that everyone knows as much as [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on The Meaning of Public Power

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 [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Public Power Makes Positive Impact In Your Community

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