Confidence in public power model is at stake

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Guest Opinion: Kearney Hub

The issue of confidentiality on the costs of generation has become high-profile recently because Gary Aksamit, a Bruning native who heads First Security Power, an energy marketing company based in Dallas, has gone to court to get more information from the Omaha Public Power District, Nebraska Public Power District and Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska. Aksamit last year also claimed at an energy symposium that Nebraska ratepayers could save $250 million a year by opening the state’s retail market to outside competition. Nebraska is the only state where all electricity is delivered by publicly owned utilities. Read more here.

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