Nebraska Municipal Power Pool News

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

A recently released study by the Brattle Group regarding the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) proposed Regional Transmission Organization expansion from its Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) estimates benefits between $55 million and $73...
The increase in the price of natural gas across the U.S. is likely to impact local electric and natural gas utilities and their customers this winter. Higher natural gas market prices impact not only natural gas utilities but electric utilities...
Chris Hadfield recently joined the NMPP Energy team as a graphic designer as part of the Business Enterprise Support Team. Prior to joining NMPP Energy, Hadfield worked at Doane University for more than 20 years as a professor in graphic design...
The City of Fort Morgan, Colo., was recently selected as the next city to receive a renovation transformation as part of HGTV’s “Hometown Takeover” with the series airing as Season 2 on HGTV in early 2023. The City will receive a whole-town...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska recently assisted two of its wholesale power participants in getting approved to receive federal hydropower allocations from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). The Nebraska Villages of Paxton...
NMPP Energy will host its annual Generation Workshop on Oct. 25-26 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Neb. The workshop is intended for member participants of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and Nebraska Municipal Power...
The 2021-22 NMPP Energy Annual Report is now available online. You can access the report by clicking here. The publication serves as a high-level overview of the achievements from each of the NMPP Energy organizations during the fiscal year...
National Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week will be celebrated by municipal utilities across the U.S. Oct. 2-8. This is an opportunity for public utilities to promote the benefits of their public power and natural gas systems. The...
The Village of Morrill, Neb., is using a $5,000 scholarship through the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments program (DEED) to fund an intern for its utility department. Such internships provide...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will host the second round of annual electric utility training sessions in Lincoln, Broken Bow and Sidney, Neb., in late September that will include two, six-hour training sessions at each location. Dates and...
The Village of Gurley Board of Trustees recently presented a check for $3,185.60 to the Gurley Fire Department and Rescue Unit for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device. The AED is a medical device used to help those...
NMPP Energy in July received a national award for the development of the NMPP Energy Operations application, which was unveiled earlier this year. CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology industry and workforce, and the...
The Nebraska Power Association will hold its Annual Conference Aug. 30-31 at the Younes Conference Center South in Kearney, Neb. With the theme “The Evolving Energy Landscape” the conference’s keynote speaker will be Peter Kelly-Detwiler, an...
Appointments to the Energy Research and Development Fund (ERDF) and Computer Services Review Committee (CSRC) were made at the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool quarterly Board of Directors meeting in June at NMPP Energy. Those appointed to the ERDF...
The NMPP Energy Joint Operating Committee held annual officer elections for fiscal year 2022-23 at its June board meeting in Lincoln. The 12-member committee consists of the three representatives from each of the four NMPP Energy organizations...
There has been plenty of national media coverage regarding the rise in gas prices for vehicles. But not so much regarding the rise in natural gas prices. U.S. natural gas prices have been increasing since the 2020 pandemic year, recently hitting...
The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Fort Morgan, Colo., in June. The Board typically holds its meetings at the NMPP Energy building in Lincoln, Neb., but decided to hold a meeting in Fort Morgan...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) recently completed its annual Typical Bill Survey for participating members and non-members. This is the 38th year NMPP has conducted the survey, which includes electric, water and wastewater retail rates...
The American Public Power Association (APPA) provides a great opportunity for utilities, regardless of whether they’re a member of APPA or not, to participate in its annual “Survey of Salaries in Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities.” The...
NMPP Energy recently welcomed Stacy Hendricks to its team as she began her position as administrative assistant for the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska. Her role includes providing support to the MEAN’s director of wholesale electric...