HELPFUL LINKS

Nebraska’s electricity providers include public power districts, municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives. Our state has 166 publicly owned utilities governed by community-elected boards. Visit the website of the Nebraska Power Association for a list of all of them.

Historical Perspective: History of Public Power in Nebraska, Chapter 2Nebraska Power Review Board Orientation Manual

COMMUNITY SOLAR

“Community Solar” has a number of other names, including: community-based renewable energy, solar gardens, solar farms, shared solar, or community-shared solar. A program or project typically involves the community in discussing and implementing a plan. It may initially or sometime in the future provide virtual net metering. Currently, at least fifteen Nebraska towns and cities have created community or utility-scale solar projects or are discussing developing one. SEE: Resources For Nebraska Communities Considering A Community Solar Project

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

SUNDA: NRECA’s Innovative Solar Utility Network Deployment Acceleration Project
The Solar Utility Network Deployment Acceleration project, or SUNDA, is developing a “PV system package” consisting of engineering designs; business models, financing and insurance options; and optimized procurement that will drastically reduce soft-costs, including:
·  Engineering design costs 25%
·  Consolidated procurement costs by 10%
·  Insurance costs by 25%
The overall goal of the project is to reach a target of $1.60/Wp installed cost.
Solar Utility Network Deployment Acceleration (SUNDA) Project   

MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

RENEWABLE ENERGY: NATIONAL/REGIONAL

NEBRASKA LINKS

ENERGY CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY: NATIONAL & LOCAL

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

ENERGY STORAGE

GREEN BUILDING