Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska Services

THE Power of Purpose

We take our responsibility to municipalities seriously. Your communities are filled with people, businesses and institutions that depend on you to keep the power flowing. They depend on you – and you can depend on us. We’re here to support you as you meet the challenges of providing electricity. Our team is available any time, day or night, to connect you with experienced experts who can help you get through rough spots, improve efficiency or plan for the future.

Electricity needs are undergoing seismic changes, and the industry is constantly evolving. With our members in mind, we look two steps ahead to create products and services that make your life easier. Whether you need wholesale electricity supply or other related services, you can lean on  MEAN. We’re from towns just like yours, so we understand what it takes to keep a municipality running.

Services specifically for MEAN long-term power supply participants:

Energy Efficiency Program

MEAN provides a suite of cash-incentivized energy efficiency programs to all wholesale power supply participants. For more information on these programs, click here

APPA and DEED Membership dues

MEAN pays 100 percent of the membership dues to the American Public Power Association and APPA's Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED) Scholarship program. APPA is the national advocate of 2,000 municipally-owned utilities. 

MEAN scholarship program

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.

Lineworker Scholarships: Funding assistance for any program, workshop, conference, etc. related to lineworker-specific areas.

Click here for a scholarship application.

Services for MEAN participants and other communities

These services are available to communities served by MEAN as well as other interested communities:

Regulatory Reporting Assistance

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

Utility Training Opportunities

Workshops and training opportunities may be held throughout the year on utility training and safety topics.

Electric Distribution System 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.

Education Opportunities

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.

Electric Demand Services

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

Commercial/Industrial Audits
Energy audits performed for commercial/industrial customers.

Power Factor Improvement
Assistance in determining sizing and location of capacitors to improve overall system efficiency.

Net Metering Service/Customer-Owned Generation Assistance
A three-option service that assists member utilities in fulfilling their net metering service obligation through affordable, cost-based rates. Net Metering Flyer - pdf

Annual Utility Rate Survey

An annual survey of electric, water and sewer rates of more than 130 regional municipal utilities, including communities served by the NMPP Energy coalition.

SUPPORT PROVIDED TO ALL NMPP ENERGY COALITION COMMUNITIES

All NMPP Energy coalition communities also have access to support provided by the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool. These include:

Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

NMPP monitors legislative and regulatory issues and advocates on behalf of communities served by the NMPP Energy coalition of organizations, keeping the value of local control at the heart of its philosophy.

Mutual Aid

NMPP coordinates a mutual aid program to assist communities with disaster recovery and emergency assistance. Click here for more information on the program.

Networking Opportunities

NMPP provides networking opportunities for communities served by the NMPP Energy coalition of organizations through the NMPP Energy Annual Conference, workshops and training sessions.

Communications

NMPP Energy News is a monthly newsletter highlighting activities of the NMPP Energy organizations and impactful successes of communities. NMPP is developing the NMPP Energy News Wire, a bi-weekly electronic bulletin of regional and national energy news pertinent to communities served by the NMPP Energy coalition.