Nebraska Municipal Power Pool News

Read the latest news regarding POOL and its Nebraska member communities.

Two Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska utility training sessions have been rescheduled for May 13-14 in Sidney, Neb., and Broken Bow, Neb. The two sessions were originally scheduled for late March but a winter storm forced the sessions to be...
ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, earlier in 2024 distributed $350,000 to its 76 member communities through its revenue return program. Through the program, the ACE Board of Directors may vote to return revenue to its member...
NMPP Energy presented its Project of the Year Awards at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 20. The awards are presented annually to NMPP Energy communities to recognize projects or programs that create a more cohesive community...
NMPP Energy awarded Gene Hansen, retired superintendent of electric production for the City of Wayne, Neb., with the Bob Arraj Service Award at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 20, 2024. The award is presented annually to an official or...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) presented Nate Francis, electric distribution superintendent for the City of Fairbury, Neb., with its Rudy Hultgren Dedicated Service Award March 20 at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference in Lincoln...
ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy), the community-owned natural gas supplier, presented Project of the Year awards to three of its member communities at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 20 in Lincoln, Neb. Through its revenue...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions on a variety of topics at three different locations across Nebraska March 26-28 and will host one session in Glenwood Springs, Colo., April...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) elected officers for its board of directors for 2024-25 at its meeting Feb. 8 in Lincoln, Neb. Those elected as officers of the board of directors beginning April 1 were: Mike Palmer, electric...
The National Public Gas Agency Board of Directors elected its officers for fiscal year 2024-25. Those re-elected to one-year terms were: Chris Anderson, city administrator, Central City, Neb., chair Bob Lockmon, utility superintendent, Stuart...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) Members Council approved amending the NMPP Articles of Incorporation as part of an NMPP modernization initiative through a ballot vote in December with a 95 percent approval rate. The initiative...
The American Public Power Association featured the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska’s cybersecurity pilot program in a virtual webinar in January as part of its Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED) program. MEAN’s...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) Board of Directors at its board meeting in January approved an overall five percent rate adjustment as part of its total revenue requirement for fiscal year 2024-25 for wholesale power supply...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), the wholesale power supply entity of NMPP Energy, elected officers and Executive Committee members for its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2024-25 at its annual meeting, held Jan. 18. Those...
The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2024-25 at the ACE board annual meeting held Jan. 17. Those re-elected as Board of Director officers for a...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (CNPPID) recently finalized an agreement on a 10-year power purchase agreement for 42 megawatts of carbon free capacity and energy from...
The annual Nebraska Choice Gas selection dates have been set for April 4-24 for the Nebraska Choice Gas program. During the three-week selection period, Nebraskans in the Choice Gas program will have the opportunity to choose their natural gas...
U.S. households using natural gas to heat homes this winter are expected to spend less money than last winter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA, in their Winter Fuels Outlook that was issued in October, expects...
The Village of Stuart, Neb., recently completed an electric distribution system voltage switchover project, which is expected to result in a more efficient electric system with lower line losses, demand charges and less maintenance. The project...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska held a series of virtual workshops in September regarding its modernization initiative to update its Total Power Requirements Power Purchase Agreement, known as the Service Schedule M (SSM) contract...
Most of the states in which NMPP Energy communities reside have received their state funding from the Grid Resilience State/Tribal Formula Grant Program. Each state has an administrative agency which will develop its state application process...
The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) recently locked in favorable pricing on a natural gas pre-pay related transaction that will provide more than $91,000 in discounted annual savings. The NPGA Board of directors heard an update on the pre-pay...