LOW COST POWER
Why are we so proud to be the only state 100% publicly powered? NEBRASKA RANKS AS THE 5TH LOWEST STATE FOR OVERALL AVERAGE ELECTRIC RATES! Our electric bills are some of the lowest in the nation because we only pay cost-of-service rates, and the utilities that serve us are not-for-profit.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that is 100% public powered? We recognize our obligation to safeguard the environment, regional energy resources, and the state's economic well-being by investing in clean and responsible energy alternatives, like solar and battery storage, wind, and biogas.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that’s 100% publicly powered? With public power, decisions are made at the local level, by publicly elected officials who are community residents, not shareholders from out-of-state. Customers and citizens can also have input on the priorities of the utilities by attending monthly Board meetings that are open to the public.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that’s 100% publicly power? Nebraska’s power utilities offer incentives to help cover the costs of making energy-efficient upgrades to your home, business, or ag operation. They also provide incentives to replace direct fossil fuel use (propane, natural gas) with electricity to reduce emissions and energy costs and create a more sustainable energy future for Nebraskans.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that’s 100% publicly powered? Many of Nebraska’s public power utilities offer energy education programs for grades K through 12. They also partner with Nebraska’s community college systems and the state college and university systems to connect in-class learning with electric utility workforce needs, which helps keep homegrown talent here in Nebraska.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that’s 100% publicly powered? Public power utilities work with their local, regional and state economic development organizations to position communities and regions for economic growth, to assist with the expansion and retention of existing industry, and to attract new businesses.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that’s 100% publicly powered? Every year Nebraska’s public power utilities pay more than $85 million in taxes or in-lieu-of-tax payments in the communities they serve, and employ thousands of Nebraskans across the state, many of these in rural communities.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that’s 100% publicly powered? Unless Mother Nature has anything to do with it, Nebraska’s utilities work hard to ensure electricity is available to you. To be reliable and resilient, Nebraska’s utilities use wind, solar and water - when available - in combination with constant fuel sources like nuclear, coal and gas.
Why are we so proud to be the only state that’s 100% publicly powered? Think about how much electricity you use in 24 hours, yet an entire day’s worth of electricity for a homeowner in Nebraska is about $3.61, on average. A fancy latte, drive-through meal, and a dozen donuts costs more than that. As costs seem to rise on almost everything these days, electricity remains a great value in this state.
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