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

Community-owned ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, will again participate as a natural gas supplier in the Nebraska Choice Gas selection period, which begins April 1 and runs through April 21. The Choice Gas program allows customers...
ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, recently distributed $200,000 to its 76 member communities through its revenue return program. Through the program, the ACE board of directors may vote to return revenue to its member communities...
Being a community-owned natural gas supplier, ACE places a high priority on supporting local communities. Along with supplying competitively priced natural gas and advocating for Nebraska customers in the Nebraska Choice Gas program, ACE also...
The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2022-23 at its annual meeting held in February. Those elected to one-year terms as officers of the board of directors beginning April 1 were: Chris...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions on a variety of topics at three different locations across Nebraska starting in April. Locations include Lincoln, Broken Bow and Sidney and will...
Two bond rating agencies issued positive ratings regarding the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska’s (MEAN) recent refunding of $38.7 million of outstanding power supply system revenue 2012 Series A bonds. S&P Global Ratings assigned its ‘A’...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) Board of Directors at its quarterly board meeting in January approved an overall three percent rate adjustment as part of its total revenue requirement for fiscal year 2022-23 for wholesale power...
The City of Hebron, Neb., in January became the newest member of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP). The City is the county seat of Thayer County, Neb., in southeast Nebraska and has a population of approximately 1,600. As a member of NMPP...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2022-23 at its annual meeting, held virtually, on Jan. 20. Those re-elected to one-year terms as officers of the MEAN board of directors...
The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2022-23 at the ACE board annual meeting held virtually Jan 19. Those re-elected as Board of Director...
Utility leaders and city officials from the region will gather as NMPP Energy holds its Annual Conference March 22-24 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln, Neb. The keynote speaker will be Mark Nutsch, a former Green Beret...
The 2022 Nebraska Choice Gas selection period will run from April 1-21, which is shorter than last year’s five-week selection period. ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy) staff will be gearing up for the selection period in the coming...
At the ACE Board of Directors meeting held in November, the Board elected Kellie Crowell of Ravenna, Neb., to the Executive Committee, filling a vacant position. The Executive Committee can exercise the power and authority of the Board during...
Three electric utilities recently came together through a work-sharing arrangement to work on an electric distribution line rebuild for the Village of Callaway, Neb. The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) helped to facilitate and...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool board of directors at their November quarterly meeting approved its Legislative Guidelines for 2022. The guidelines are available here . The guidelines serve as a statement of legislative policy accepted by the...
Fitch Ratings recently affirmed the ‘A-‘ Issuer Default Rating and the ‘A-‘ bond rating on the approximate $475 million revenue and revenue refunding bonds issued by the Public Power Generation Agency (PPGA). The rating outlook is stable. Click...
Natural gas prices in the U.S. have been on the rise over the past year and are expected to continue climbing into the winter. The spot price at Henry Hub in September averaged $5.16 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), which is up from...
NMPP Energy recently developed a real-time alerts status emergency communication notification system for members of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and National Public Gas Agency (NPGA). NMPP Energy Alerts, developed in-house by...
NMPP Energy will hold its second round of utility training sessions Nov. 8-10. The locations and dates include: Sidney, Neb. (Nov. 8) Hillside Golf Course Broken Bow, Neb. , (Nov. 9) Tumbleweed Restaurant Lincoln, Neb. , (Nov. 10) Southeast...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Board of Directors approved Piper Sandler & Co. as a new champion business during its board meeting in September. Piper Sandler is a full-service investment bank providing underwriting, private placement and...
The City of Fort Morgan, Colo., is holding its annual free barbeque for its customers to celebrate their Utilities Week. The event will be held the same week as the country's public electric and natural gas utilities celebrate Public Power and...