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At $3.45 per day, Electricity is an Unmatched Bargain

If there is one issue in the electric industry that gets more attention than all of the others it is the electric rates we all pay. Any electric rate increase will certainly be followed with [...]

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on At $3.45 per day, Electricity is an Unmatched Bargain

Understanding Net Metering

Understanding Net Metering The Basics The concept of electrical net metering is simple. First you need a customer-generator that has a generation resource such as a wind generator or solar panels and then you need [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Understanding Net Metering

Rural Electric Systems Bring Your Voice to Representatives

There are many benefits to Nebraska’s all-public power model, but did you know that you and your rural electric utility also have a voice in the Nebraska Legislature? Thirty-three rural electric public power districts and [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Rural Electric Systems Bring Your Voice to Representatives

Do I know My Power District…Not Really, Introduce Me

            Public power ensures that every citizen of Nebraska has access to reliable electric service at a reasonable price.  From a business standpoint, given the rural nature of our state, this is an amazing feat.  [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Do I know My Power District…Not Really, Introduce Me

Guest Blog: Reducing Your Risk- Cyber Security

           Innovation is key in progressing any business or industry, and ours in not any different.  Imagine a day when every pole has a device that can detect if it is about to fail, or [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Guest Blog: Reducing Your Risk- Cyber Security

Public Power, Good for Business

Local control, not-for-profit, and reliable service are the hallmarks of our public power model.  It’s local people serving local consumers, and it works.  Beyond the electric rates that you and I pay for residential service [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Public Power, Good for Business

Electricity, What a Bargain!

The $30 I spent this week on Halloween candy was a reminder of how it seems like the cost of everything around me is going up.  My willingness to spend so much on candy has [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Electricity, What a Bargain!

How Long Can You Go Without Electricity?

  Last month the Nebraska Rural Electric Association participated in a table-top exercise looking at how Nebraska would deal with a long-term power outage.  I found the exercise to be extremely interesting.  After only a [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on How Long Can You Go Without Electricity?

Is Public Power That Great?

This month’s Working for Nebraska video features individuals letting us know that they think public power is great.  Do you agree?  As I watch the video I have to admit that this is a question [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Is Public Power That Great?

Celebrate April 10th as Lineman Appreciation Day

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is proud to recognize Monday, April 10th as National Lineman Appreciation Day. This national day of recognition allows us to further honor the men and women who work to ensure the [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Celebrate April 10th as Lineman Appreciation Day