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Legislative activities

While the Nebraska legislature has not yet approved any laws specifically addressing smart grids, the state legislature has passed legislation focusing on net-metering and interconnection standards in 2009. (LB 436) It also established contractual methods for entering into solar easements for solar energy technologies in 1979 and wind easements for wind energy technologies in 1997. The solar and wind easements were then revised in 2009. (LB 568) [1, 2, 3]


Regulatory activities

Nebraska is unique in that it is the only state in the country served entirely by consumer-owned power entities. These utilities include public power districts, cooperatives, and municipalities.


Utilities and Rate Schedules

Nebraska is unique in that it is the only state in the country served entirely by consumer-owned power entities. These utilities include public power districts, cooperatives, and municipalities.

Omaha Public Power District
- Omaha Public Power District Rates

See the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for information on consumer-owned Cooperatives: http://www.nreca.org/members/MemberDirectory/Pages/default.aspx


State-Level Incentives

Nebraska offers a sales tax and use exemption for community wind projects, and loans for energy savings.

More information can be found in the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE): http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index.cfm?re=1&ee=1&spv=0&st=0&srp=1&state=NE


Additional Resources

State Energy Office:
- Nebraska Energy Office

State Authority Dealing with Energy Regulation:
- Nebraska Power Review Board
- Docket Search: N/A

Nebraska Revised Statutes

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE): http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index.cfm?re=1&ee=1&spv=0&st=0&srp=1&state=NE


References

[1] Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, Nebraska – Net Metering, 05/14/2010. URL: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NE07R&re=1&ee=1
[2] Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, Nebraska Interconnection Standards, 05/14/2010. URL: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NE08R&re=1&ee=1
[3] Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, Nebraska Solar and Wind Easements, 07/07/2009. URL: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NE01R&re=1&ee=1