NMPP Energy Services

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THE POWER OF PURPOSE

We take our responsibility to our members seriously. Your communities are filled with people, businesses and institutions that depend on you to keep the energy flowing. They depend on you – and you can depend on us. 

No matter the challenge, we’re here to provide smart solutions to your greatest problems. The experienced staff of the NMPP Energy organizations can help you get through whatever you are facing.

Whether you need help with wholesale electric, natural gas supply, or retail natural gas, lean on the organizations of NMPP Energy. When you need support for utility and business management, customer relations and general services, we want you to know you can count on us. 

Many of us are from towns just like yours, so we understand the challenges communities face. We’re here to support you and your communities.

The NMPP Energy organizations offer various services to assist member communities in strengthening their local advantage. Click on the arrow under each category to learn more.

Electric Demand Services

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. Net Metering Flyer - pdf

Electric Distribution Services Program

Annual ongoing program assisting utilities in maintaining their electric distribution systems. Includes services such as meter verification audits and infrared energy audits to benefit large account customers. Can be customized to fit utility's needs. Program participants also receive National Electric Safety Code Manual, APPA safety manuals, PCB manual and more. Click here for an EDS program flyer.

Infrared Energy Audits
Identifies abnormal heat in electrical and mechanical systems, helps predict equipment trouble and revenue loss.

Meter Verification Audits
Ensures utilities that their large account electric meters are working properly. Click here for more information.

Commercial/Industrial Energy Audits
Staff assists MEAN bulk power participants by performing an energy audit, recommending steps to improve energy efficiency and linking utility customers with a grant or loan program.

Power Supply Planning and Dispatching
Staff 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.

Rate Services

Cost of Service/Retail Rate Design Studies
Aids decision-makers in understanding system costs and determining rates for large and small customers. more info

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
An annual survey of electric, water and sewer rates of more than 130 regional municipal utilities, including NMPP members and non-members.

Regulatory Assistance Services

EIA Reporting Assistance
NMPP provides assistance in preparing U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Energy Information Administration EIA-860 (Annual Electric Generator Report), Form EIA-861 (Annual Electric Power Industry Report) and EIA-923 (Annual Power Plant Operations Report). see flyer

Clean Air Act Applications
Assistance completing the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s application for Air Contaminant Source Specific Permit for electric power plants.

NDEE Reporting Services
Assistance with applications and filing required by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) including permit applications/renewals, emissions reporting, records maintenance and more.

Education Services

Member Exclusive Education Sessions: Workshops, retreats and forums covering a variety of topics for member communities and their development. Past workshops topics include load management, smart grid operations, net metering, energy efficiency, economic development, and 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 NMPP members receive complimentary copies of the monthly Essent newsletter that covers news and pertinent information to the membership of the NMPP Energy organizations.

NMPP Electric Utility Training Initiative Scholarship: This scholarship provides funding for reimbursement of registration/tuition fees for qualifying electric utility training programs. Click here to download a scholarship application. For upcoming training opportunities through the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) click here. For upcoming training opportunities through Kansas Municipal Utilities click here.

MEAN 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. See scholarship application

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.

Utility & Business Management Software

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. Click here to go to the PowerManager website.

Customer Relations Services

 

Energy Efficiency Programs
MEAN provides a suite of energy efficiency programs that provide cash incentives paid directly to customers to help cover the cost of energy-efficient upgrades. Read more

Community Utility Newsletter
Staff assists utilities/communities in designing and producing your utility/community creation 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 the image in the community.

General Services

 

Mutual Aid Program
NMPP coordinates a mutual aid program between members for disaster recovery and emergency assistance. Click here for more information on the program.

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. Click here for more details.

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.