2013 NREA Annual Meeting This Week

The 77th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association will be held Dec. 4-6, 2013 in Kearney. Find the schedule of events below. Committee Meeting Schedule Schedule at a Glance

NREA Issues Action Alert!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule capping carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new coal and natural gas based power plants.  This rule would effectively outlaw coal as a fuel source for new generation, abandoning the Administration’s “all of the above” energy...

NREA to Host Candidate Training School

  For Immediate Release                                 CONTACT:    James Dukesherer October 2, 2013                                                                        Nebraska Rural Electric Association...

Nebraska Power Association provides White Paper to the Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee

September 26, 2013  Shelley Sahling-Zart, the executive administrator for the Nebraska Power Association (NPA) will provide testimoney on behalf of the Nebraska electric industry at the Unicameral's Tax Modernizations Committee's hearing in Norfolk, Nebraska, Thursday, September 26, 2013. The...

Electric Co-ops Decry Administration’s New ‘All-But-One’ Energy Policy

September 18, 2013 Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), released the following statement in response to the testimony of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy before the House Energy & Commerce Committee this morning; and in light of recent press leaks...

Lineworkers show skills at State Fair

  Elite electrical lineworkers representing 10 power companies for a total of 40 competitors, including Southern Power District, Loup Power District, Custer Public Power District and the city of Grand Island, competed in the second annual Nebraska Lineworkers Rodeo Saturday at the Nebraska State...

NPPD Decides Against Uprate for Cooper Nuclear Plant

  UPDATED - Another Midwestern utility has shelved plans for an extended power uprate, this time at the Cooper nuclear plant between Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo.On Friday, the board of the Nebraska Public Power District voted against a project to increase the plant's output by 18 percent. It...

NREA Votes to Support Keystone XL Pipeline

  NREA Logo   Lincoln (August 12, 2013) -The Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) Board of Directors met last week at their quarterly board meeting in Scottsbluff, Neb.  Among other business, the Board passed a resolution supporting the development of the Keystone XL pipeline through...

Electric co-ops and Public Power Districts come out swinging against Obama greenhouse gas plan

  Electric co-ops come out swinging against Obama greenhouse gas plan By Julian Hattem - 08/12/13 11:12 AM ET   A national association of electric companies is opposing President Obama’s plan to institute new regulations on...

House Passes Coal Ash Bill

House votes to blunt EPA regs on coal ash By Pete Kasperowicz - 07/25/13 11:41 AM ET   The House on Thursday in a 265-155 vote approved legislation that gives states the authority to regulate coal ash.  Republicans said the...

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