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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

Happy Birthday Nebraska!

Happy Birthday Nebraska! As I am sure you know by now, March 1st Nebraska is celebrating its sesquicentennial birthday.  That is 150 years for those of you reaching for your dictionary.  The Nebraska Rural Electric [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Happy Birthday Nebraska!

Public Power Consistently Outperforms Private Utilities

Has someone told you that privatizing Nebraska’s electric utilities would be better than our public power model?  We hope our new video proves otherwise. In 1936, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Rural Electrification [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Public Power Consistently Outperforms Private Utilities

Test Your Public Power Knowledge

How much do you Know about Public Power?

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Test Your Public Power Knowledge

Go Interview Someone Who Was Around the Day the Lights Came On

Have you ever talked to someone who was around the day the lights came on?  As their generation ages, I had the opportunity to interview a couple that was around when their rural farms were [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Go Interview Someone Who Was Around the Day the Lights Came On

Rural Systems are Protecting Our States Bird Species

This month’s Working for Nebraska video covers a topic that isn’t often discussed by rural electric systems or known by the average electric consumer.  Our members are known for working tirelessly to keep the lights [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Rural Systems are Protecting Our States Bird Species

April 10th is 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 | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on April 10th is Lineman Appreciation Day

NREA’s Youth Tour Changes Lives

NREA’s youth programs have had a dramatic impact on the lives of many young Nebraskans over the past 50 years. This month we thought it would be fun to share with our readers some comments [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on NREA’s Youth Tour Changes Lives