Nebraska Municipal Power Pool News

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

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 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 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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, the oldest of the four organizations of NMPP Energy, is undergoing a modernization initiative that aims to transition the organization to remain financially viable by reducing costs and streamlining its...
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...
The NMPP Board of Directors approved Toth and Associates as a new business for the Champions program at their board meeting in September. Toth and Associates is a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm with headquarters in Springfield, Mo...
NMPP Energy will be hosting its annual Generation Workshop on Oct. 19-20 at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, Neb. The workshop is intended for member participants of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and Nebraska Municipal Power...
NMPP Energy’s Chris Dibbern was recently honored by the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities (CAMU) by being named CAMU’s 2023 recipient of the Darrell T. Davis Sheepherder Award. The award is given each year by CAMU to recognize...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions at three different locations across Nebraska October 10-12. Locations include: Sidney - Oct. 10 Broken Bow - Oct. 11 Crete - Oct. 12 Class...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) was formed during the era of leg warmers, parachute pants, and Jell-O Pudding Pops. The year was 1981. Just like those popular 1980s trends, long-term power supply contracts can also show their age...
S&P Global Ratings recently affirmed its ‘A’ long-term rating on the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska’s (MEAN) outstanding bond obligations. S&P’s report cited as benefits contributing to the rating: The majority of MEAN’s participants are...
NMPP Energy welcomed two team members in July: Matt Edwards as an electrical distribution O&M specialist and Ryan Schmitt as a regulatory data & transmission analyst. Edwards will work with Rich Eymann, electrical distribution O&M specialist, to...
The 2022-23 NMPP Energy Annual Report is now available online. The publication serves as a high-level overview of the achievements from each of the NMPP Energy organizations during the fiscal year, which runs April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023...
By David Russell, CGCIO Director of Digital Solutions Group NMPP Energy Rural communities, despite being isolated from major urban centers, are not immune to the dangers of cyberattacks. In fact, rural communities have been trending to be at...