Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska News

Read the latest news regarding MEAN and its Nebraska member communities.

NMPP Energy awarded the City of Wall Lake, Iowa, with a Project of the Year Award for its Electric Line Rebuild Project at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 22. The award is presented annually to honor a project or program in an NMPP...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) awarded Russ Pfeil, utility superintendent for the City of Alma, Neb., with the Bob Arraj Service Award at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 22, 2023. The award is presented annually to an official...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP), the energy-related services organization of NMPP Energy, elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2023-24 at its annual meeting March 22 in Lincoln, Neb. Those elected to one-year...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will hold electric utility training sessions on a variety of topics April 25-26 at the Mountain Group County Fairgrounds in Gunnison, Colo. Topics include CT metering, switchgear and materials, utility tools...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions at three different locations across Nebraska March 28-30. Locations include: Sidney - March 28 Broken Bow - March 29 Lincoln - March 30 Class...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) Board of Directors at its quarterly board meeting in January approved no rate adjustment as part of its total revenue requirement for fiscal year 2023-24 for wholesale power supply participants. The...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), the wholesale power supply entity of NMPP Energy, elected officers and Executive Committee members for its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2023-24 at its annual meeting, held Jan. 19. Those re...
NMPP Energy has created a webpage dedicated to grant opportunities and how communities can begin to prepare for potential applications, whether state or federal, including links to helpful resources. Check it out here .
Two Nebraska Municipal Power Pool staff members assigned to the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN), were recently elected to serve as chair of their respective regional electric industry groups. Jeff Lindsay, electric operations manager...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Board of Directors approved the 2023 Legislative Guidelines at their November board meeting at NMPP Energy. The guidelines serve as a statement of legislative policy accepted by the NMPP Board on behalf of the...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) Board of Directors at their Board meeting in November approved a new Green Energy Program, which streamlines and modernizes MEAN’s renewable energy resource portfolio and rate structure. The program...
The increase in the price of natural gas across the U.S. is likely to impact local electric and natural gas utilities and their customers this winter. Higher natural gas market prices impact not only natural gas utilities but electric utilities...
A recently released study by the Brattle Group regarding the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) proposed Regional Transmission Organization expansion from its Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) estimates benefits between $55 million and $73...
The City of Fort Morgan, Colo., was recently selected as the next city to receive a renovation transformation as part of HGTV’s “Hometown Takeover” with the series airing as Season 2 on HGTV in early 2023. The City will receive a whole-town...
Chris Hadfield recently joined the NMPP Energy team as a graphic designer as part of the Business Enterprise Support Team. Prior to joining NMPP Energy, Hadfield worked at Doane University for more than 20 years as a professor in graphic design...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska recently assisted two of its wholesale power participants in getting approved to receive federal hydropower allocations from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). The Nebraska Villages of Paxton...
NMPP Energy will host its annual Generation Workshop on Oct. 25-26 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Neb. The workshop is intended for member participants of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and Nebraska Municipal Power...
The 2021-22 NMPP Energy Annual Report is now available online. You can access the report by clicking here . The publication serves as a high-level overview of the achievements from each of the NMPP Energy organizations during the fiscal year...
National Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week will be celebrated by municipal utilities across the U.S. Oct. 2-8. This is an opportunity for public utilities to promote the benefits of their public power and natural gas systems. The...
The Village of Morrill, Neb., is using a $5,000 scholarship through the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments program (DEED) to fund an intern for its utility department. Such internships provide...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will host the second round of annual electric utility training sessions in Lincoln, Broken Bow and Sidney, Neb., in late September that will include two, six-hour training sessions at each location. Dates and...