Nebraska Municipal Power Pool - News

Public Power and Natural Gas Week is Oct. 1-7

August 27, 2017

National Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week will be celebrated by municipal utilities across the country Oct. 1-7.

JOC Committee elects officers for 2017-18

May 30, 2017

The NMPP Energy Joint Operating Committee elected officers for fiscal year 2017-18 at its May 31 board meeting.

Randy Devine announces retirement from NPGA

June 28, 2017

Randy Devine recently announced his retirement from the National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) effective at the end of July. Beth Ackland has been named to a new role as director of natural gas operations.

Annual Typical Bill Survey Completed

May 18, 2017

The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool recently completed its annual Typical Bill Survey for participating members and non-members.

NMPP Board approves new Champion businesses

June 05, 2017

The NMPP Board of Directors approved two businesses for the NMPP Champions program at the board’s quarterly meeting in June.

NPGA Board approves new rate structure

February 28, 2017

The NPGA Board of Directors approved a new rate structure for fiscal year 2017-18 at its board meeting in February in Lincoln.

NMPP Board approves Champion businesses

September 12, 2017

The NMPP Board of Directors approved two businesses for the NMPP Champions program at the board’s quarterly meeting in September.

ACE Board approves revenue distribution

March 09, 2017

The ACE Board of Directors approved the distribution of $200,000 to its 72 Nebraska member communities through ACE’s revenue return program as a not-for-profit, community-owned natural gas supplier.

Bob Lockmon earns NMPP's Bob Arraj Award

April 24, 2017

The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) awarded Bob Lockmon, village superintendent for the Village of Stuart, Neb., with the Bob Arraj Innovative Service Award at its 42nd Annual Meeting and Conference in South Sioux City, Neb., March 29.

Seven NMPP utilities earn reliability designations

May 08, 2017

Seven NMPP member utilities earned the Reliable Public Power, or RP3, designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

Public power utilities pull together in Bayard

August 01, 2017

During the worst of times, the best of public power steps up.

Solar is coming -- is your utility ready?

July 26, 2017

Utilities need to be prepared for customers wanting to connect a solar photovoltaic system to their local electric distribution system.

MEAN renews contract with Wray

August 27, 2017

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska Board of Directors approved renewing a five-year agreement with the City of Wray, Colo., for power supply at its quarterly board meeting in August.

Public power reponds to Bayard tornado

June 28, 2017

Public power utilities from around the region came to the aid of the Bayard, Neb., community after a tornado hit the Western Nebraska city on the night of June 12.

Crete, Fort Morgan earn APPA safety awards

May 14, 2017

The City of Crete, Neb., and the City of Fort Morgan, Colo., Light and Power were among utilities earning the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2016.

Board approves pursuing more wind energy

February 23, 2017

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) Board of Directors at its Jan. 19 board meeting approved pursuing a 20-year power purchase agreement with Sandhills Energy based in Valentine, Neb., for the output of a 30-megawatt nameplate capacity wind project at the existing site of MEAN’s Kimball, Neb., Wind Project.