The family of organizations of NMPP Energy offer many products and services to assist member communities. These products and services strengthen each member community’s local advantage and add value to their community. Click here for a downloadable NMPP services booklet.
Enercomm data acquisition and control program – Distribution system data acquisition and control program, complete with consultation, recommendations and support. Enercomm is designed to provide a SCADA service to small municipal utilities at an affordable price.
Power Factor Improvement – Assistance in determining sizing and location of capacitance to improve overall system efficiency.
Net Metering Service – A three-option service that assists member utilities in fulfilling their net metering service obligation through affordable, cost-based rates.
Annual ongoing program assisting utilities in maintaining their electric distribution systems. Program includes a menu of services such as meter verification audits and infrared energy audits to benefit large account customers. Program can be customized to fit each utility's needs. Program participants also receive National Electric Safety Code Manual, APPA safety manuals, PCB manual and more.
Infrared Energy Audits – Identifies abnormal heat in electrical and mechanical systems, helps predict equipment trouble and revenue loss.
Meter Verification Audits – Provides utilities useful information about large account electric meters.
Commercial/Industrial Energy Audits – Staff assists MEAN bulk power participants by performing an energy audit, recommending steps to improve energy efficiency and linking your customers with a grant or loan program.
ENERGYsmart Commercial Lighting Program – The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) energy efficient commercial lighting program.
ENERGYsmart Refrigeration Recycling Program – A rebate program for long-term MEAN power participants in Nebraska that pays residential customers $35 to recycle their old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers.
Power Supply Planning and Dispatching - NMPP's staff of experienced professionals conduct Integrated Resource Planning studies and develop projections for electric load growth; economical scheduling of generating resources; mutual aid; monitoring of community electrical loads and more.
Cost of Service/Retail Rate Design Studies – Aids decision-makers in understanding system costs and determining rates for large and small customers. An annual rate survey of regional municipal utilities is conducted annually by NMPP.
Wholesale Energy Cost Analysis – Provides cost comparison between existing electricity wholesale supplier and the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska.
Annual Rate Survey of Regional Municipal Utilities – Know how your utility compares on electric rates with similar utilities each year through NMPP's annual electric rate survey. The survey includes rate data from more than 140 regional municipal utilities.
DOE Form 861 – NMPP provides assistance in preparing U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Energy Information Administration Form EIA-861 (Annual Electric Power Industry Report).
Clean Air Act Applications – Assistance completing the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s application for Air Contaminant Source Specific Permit for electric power plants.
Member Exclusive Education Sessions – Workshops, retreats and forums held throughout the year covering a variety of topics geared for member communities and their development. Some topics of past workshops included load management, smart grid operations, net metering, energy efficiency, economic development, business retention and expansion.
Economic/Industrial Development Assistance – Staff provides developmental tools and resource information to help member communities create quality living and steady growth in your community.
Essent Newsletter Subscription – All members of NMPP receive complimentary copies of the monthly Essent newsletter covering news and pertinent information to the membership of NMPP.
MEAN General Scholarship Program – Available for employees and elected officials from MEAN member communities that purchase bulk power under the Schedule M or K power Schedules. Includes training for lineworkers, community development, safety, elected officials or clerks, performance management or APPA-sponsored courses.
MEAN APPA National Conference Scholarship Program – Available for MEAN (full schedule M contract only communities) board/management committee members to attend the American Public Power Association's national conference.
PowerManager® – A powerful software package that allows utilities and businesses to handle a diverse range of tasks, including payroll, inventory, billing, accounts receivable, general ledger, accounts payable, budget projection and more.
Automated RouteManager Service – Affordable utility meter-reading system using a Palm Pilot handheld computer.
Cemetery Management – Manages and maintains genealogy information as well as plot purchase and location.
Community Utility Newsletter – Staff assists utilities/communities in designing and producing your utilitiy/communityCreation of utility newsletter to enhance customer communication.
Utility Brochure Service – Development of brochure to promote your electric utility.
Logo creation – Development of utility or city logo to enhance image in the community.
Web development/maintenance – Creation and maintenance of your community or utility Web site.
Utility Management Assistance – An experienced utility superintendent can provide advice on daily utility operations.
Mutual Aid Program – NMPP coordinates a mutual aid program between members for disaster recovery and emergency assistance.
Natural Gas Feasibility Studies – Determines whether your community should own and operate its natural gas system.
Energy Research and Development Scholarship Fund – Funding for projects and studies that promote innovative energy efficiency.
Legislative Advocacy – NMPP continually monitors issues and advocates on behalf of its membership, keeping the value of local control at the heart of its philosophy.
Cable Franchise Review – Information and assistance negotiating cable services and franchise agreements.
Utility Management Assistance – Provides an experienced utility superintendent that can provide advice on your daily utility operations.
The ENERGYsmart Commercial Lighting Program is provided by the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska in partnership with your local municipal utility to encourage commercial customers to replace less efficient lighting products with new, high-efficient lighting.