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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 [...]

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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?