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Read the latest news regarding the NMPP Energy coalition of organizations.

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 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...
The Cities of Broken Bow and Sidney in Nebraska recently designated their ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy) distribution funds for projects in their respective communities. Broken Bow designated its revenue ACE funds to the Broken Bow...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Board of Directors approved two new champions at their board meeting in June. The Board approved the Marsh McLennan Agency, based in La Vista, Neb., and Premier Energy, based in Grand Island, Neb. Marsh McLennan...
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...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched the Energy Savings Hub, an online, one-stop shop for American families and consumers to access savings tools to cut energy costs. The new website puts clean energy tax credits and forthcoming...
Three member utilities of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) were among 219 utilities nationally to recently earn a “Certificate of Excellence in Reliability” in 2022 from the American Public Power Association. The three utilities were...
Four NMPP member utilities were among 166 utilities nationally that earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2022, APPA recently announced. The four utilities honored were...
Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2023 — Harris, a global vertical market software provider, adds to its utilities portfolio with its acquisition of the PowerManager software suite. The PowerManager software suite are products created through the partnership...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) presented Doug Hazzard, electric department superintendent for the City of Glenwood Springs, Colo., with its Rudy Hultgren Dedicated Service Award May 18 at the MEAN Board of Directors quarterly...
Janine Schmidt, village clerk of Morrill, Neb., Kellie Crowell, city clerk of Ravenna, Neb., and Erin Saathoff, city clerk of Beatrice, Neb., received the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association’s 2023 Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award in their...
The Village of Stuart, Neb., and the City of Trinidad, Colo., were recently awarded federal grant funding for natural gas pipeline projects announced by U.S. Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration...
The four organizations of NMPP Energy each recently elected officers for fiscal year 2023-24 at their respective annual meetings. The fiscal year for each organization runs April 1-May 31. Here is a run-down of each organization’s elections and...
ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy), the community-owned natural gas supplier, presented Project of the Year awards to two of its member communities at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 22 in Lincoln, Neb. Through its revenue return...