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The Nebraska Rural Electric Association has named Dennis Houston as their new General Manager and CEO. The Board of Directors of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association conducted a nationwide search over the last few months to identify the person to lead the organization. Dennis Houston joins the...Read more
A seminar on Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act was held on April 1 by Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP. Here is a link to the webinar: https://youtu.be/XAoS5YiTDR4 Here is a link to the presentation:...Read more
The Nebraska Impact COVID19 Relief Fund is a partnership between Nebraska Impact, the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, and the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts. The fund, which will be managed by the leadership of these entities, will provide direct aid to communities and organizations...Read more
The House on Tuesday passed the RURAL Act, protecting more than 900 electric cooperatives throughout the nation from the risk of losing their tax-exempt status when they accept government grants for disaster relief, broadband service and other programs that benefit co-op members. The Senate is...Read more
David Jarecke of Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke, LLP, has been selected as the Interim General Manager and Executive Vice President of NREA, effective December 6, 2019. Jarecke serves as the NREA’s General and Regulatory Counsel and is a partner with the law firm of Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP located...Read more
Nebraska Flooding Resources Below is a link to the NEMA disaster declarations by county. NEMA MAPS You can find links to road closures at www....Read more
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association today applauded President Trump’s appointment of Ken Johnson, general manager of Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, as USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Administrator. “We are excited and thrilled that Ken has been selected to lead the...Read more
The Nebraska Rural Electric Association has announced the appointment of Kim Christiansen as their new general manager and executive vice president. She will assume responsibilities on November 13, 2017. Christiansen joins the Nebraska Rural Electric Association from the Kansas Electric...Read more
Nebraska's electrical rates among nation's lowest read moreRead more
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced that former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has been selected to serve as NRECA’s 6th chief executive officer. Matheson will succeed Jo Ann Emerson, who was stricken by a severe illness in August of last year. He will join the association...Read more
Nebraska Rural Electric Association Applauds the Supreme Court for Issuing a Stay of the Clean Power Plan The Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) welcomes the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision to halt implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) until...Read more
America’s Public Power Districts and Electric Co-ops Applaud Supreme Court’s Decision to Halt EPA’s Clean Power Plan read moreRead more
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts applauded a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to halt the implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. “The decision by the Supreme Court to halt the implementation of the Clean Power Plan until a legal settlement...Read more
Due to the inclement weather and blizzard conditions scheduled to hit the State of Nebraska Monday and Tuesday, NREA has CANCELLED all of the events scheduled for this week. We have discussed this decision with the Embassy Suites, and we will be exploring options for the possibility of rescheduling...Read more
(The Hill) -- TheHill.com reports that a Senate committee voted earlier this week to block implementation of the administration's climate rule for power plants. "The bill, known as the Affordable Reliable Energy Now Act, sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), would overturn the EPA's...Read more

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