NMPP Energy COVID-19 Update
March 2021

As we move into the warmer temperatures of spring, the NMPP Energy team continues to remain available to serve our member communities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

NMPP’s Pandemic Response Team meets regularly to proactively respond to the fluid situation. More of our staff is traveling to member communities to ensure we're meeting our members' needs. Last summer the team implemented the NMPP Energy Return to Work Plan, which remains fluid and provides for staff to return to the office or to continue teleworking. Currently about 30 percent of staff is working in the field or the office while the remainder are teleworking.

Our highest priorities remain to assure the safety and well-being of our staff while still being available to serve our member communities. Please contact staff as you normally would via phone and email for any assistance.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns and please stay healthy during this challenging time.

Bob Poehling,
NMPP Energy Executive Director/CEO

COVID-19 Information Hub for Municipalities/Utilities

Federal Resources

U.S. Center for Disease Control

Resources for Businesses and Employers

COVID-19 Frequent Asked Questions

USDA Rural Development Assistance Opportunities

Preparing Communities for Potential Spread of COVID-19

Families FIrst Conoravirus Response Act (Fact sheets/FAQs can be found by clicking the "Congressional Action Related to Coronavirus" link)

State Resources

Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment

Iowa Department of Public Health

Iowa Utilities Board order regarding COVID-19 disconnection moratorium

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services

Nebraska Governor's Office

Wyoming Department of Health

Electricity Sector Resources

Electricty Subsector Coordinating Council COVID-19 Resource Guide

Energy Sector Response and FAQs

Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

NERC Alert: COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Planning

Cost Recovery for COVID-19 Related Costs for Public Utilities

American Public Power Association COVID-19 Resources

MidContinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

Natural Gas Resources (APGA)

American Public Gas Association

Nebraska Public Meetings Executive Order

Public Meetigs Requirement Limited Waiver issued by Gov. Pete Ricketts

Utility Disconnection Information

  • Colorado: Click here for a listing of Executive Orders issued by Colorado Governor Jared Polis regarding COVID-19.
  • Iowa: The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on May 20 issued an order that establishes requirements that Iowa utilities must follow before they can resume disconnections of customers' utility service. Click here to see the IUB press release.

Economic Development Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

U.S Small Business Adminstration Payroll Protection Plan

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

FEMA Response to COVID-19

NMPP Mutual Aid Assistance

To request assistance through NMPP's Mutual Aid Program, contact Rich Eymann, (402) 473-8207 or by email.