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Electricity In Nebraska

  • Population1,934,408
  • Total Consumption30,803,716 MWh / 15.92 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions17,023,566,329 kg
  • Total Production35,591,476 MWh / 18.4 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nebraska

Nebraska residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.125/kWh$0.092/kWh$151.89/mo.$82.01/mo.
9th10.88¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Nebraska
16th$107.79Average residential monthly electricity bill for Nebraska Residents

Energy Profile of Nebraska

Nebraska's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average residential electricity rate in Nebraska in 2021 is 10.88 cents per kilowatt hour and the nationwide average is 13.33 cents. This ranks Nebraska as the 9th lowest priced state in the nation based on average electricity rate. Even though there are 150 electricity providers who operate in Nebraska, the electricity market is regulated and consumers usually only have a few supplier choices determined by where they live. The electricity grid in the state deals with an average of 0.59 outages per consumer a year, with outages lasting about 73.01 minutes. The national average for outages and outage time frames are 1.13 outages and 127.16 minutes. Nebraska has had a 15.86% increase in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity generation over the course of the previous 12 months. There has been a 37.67% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar energy throughout the last year, which is an increase of 15,685.37 megawatt hours a year. As the 7th worst polluting state in the United States based on pollution per capita from electricity use, Nebraska residents average emissions of 8,800.4 kilograms of CO2 gases each.

Residential Electricity Providers in Nebraska

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Omaha Public Power District11.32105.543,854,831436,284,0008,847,918.0316,415,021,528.94
Lincoln Electric System9.6983.421,314,839127,443,969236,4003,491,674,084.8
Nebraska Public Power District10.30100.27841,01086,612,40513,804,787437,081,758.57
Norris Public Power District8.89145.74322,38628,667,000No DataIcon representing missing value.533,307,203.86
Dawson Public Power11.13147.02250,90527,927,411No DataIcon representing missing value.320,516,189.33
Loup Power District9.93130.93248,76024,693,000126,3021,121,730,235.16
Southern Public Power District9.44127.98246,20123,250,903No DataIcon representing missing value.579,033,729.25
Grand Island Utilities9.9083.15220,03321,787,611410,477.51,052,174,320.95
Fremont Utilities10.88101.42145,37715,819,932603,706282,179,110.98
Cornhusker Power10.43163.2135,15114,099,652No DataIcon representing missing value.238,798,006.94

Power Plants in Nebraska

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Otoe County Coal 6,910,0756,939,697,811.331,004.29No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Nemaha County Nuclear 6,157,943105,763,045.3117.18No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lincoln County Coal 6,109,8455,981,437,202.77978.98YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Omaha Coal 1,670,148.021,766,905,927.051,057.93No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Grande Prairie Wind FarmBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Holt County Wind 1,477,96842,040,287.8628.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rattlesnake Creek Wind ProjectEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Dixon County Wind 1,175,05133,430,674.9228.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Adams County Coal 1,043,4901,748,447,275.471,675.58No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Plum Creek Wind Project (NE)Plum Creek Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Lincoln Wind 858,56824,438,239.2928.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Upstream Wind Energy LLCInvenergy (100.00%)
Antelope County Wind 847,21624,101,394.1728.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Antelope County Wind 834,16023,575,128.3328.26No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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CO2 emission amounts from electricity consumption have improved by 14.86% in the past 12 months in Nebraska.

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Nebraska has had a reduction of 13.57% in the use of non-renewable fuel sources for electricity generation during the course of the previous 12 months.

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Over the past year total population has increased by 0.27% in Nebraska, bringing the total number of citizens in the state to 1,934,408.

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Nebraska generates roughly 8.96 megawatt hours of electricity from natural gas per person living in the state. This is the 6th highest average by a state in the United States.

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Nebraska generates 17,340,066.69 megawatt hours from coal per year. That is 8.96 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes Nebraska the 6th highest ranked state for electricity production from coal per capita.

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Nebraska has seen a reduction of 15.26% in coal use for the generation of electricity during the previous 12 months.

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Adams County31,363349.44$128.56/mo
Antelope County6,2984410.13$120.72/mo
Arthur County4632No DataIcon representing missing value.14.22$212.07/mo
Banner County7455No DataIcon representing missing value.14.53$135.52/mo
Blaine County4651No DataIcon representing missing value.12.33$170.43/mo
Boone County5,1923210.18$146.98/mo
Box Butte County10,7835No DataIcon representing missing value.14.15$161.73/mo
Boyd County1,9194No DataIcon representing missing value.11.42$125.93/mo
Brown County2,9552112.93$130.75/mo
Buffalo County49,6592211.09$144.80/mo
Burt County6,4594111.77$132.64/mo
Butler County8,0162111.11$113.11/mo
Cass County26,2483111.02$99.96/mo
Cedar County8,402429.63$126.30/mo
Chase County3,9246No DataIcon representing missing value.11.68$125.50/mo
Cherry County5,6897112.75$157.42/mo
Cheyenne County8,9104112.21$115.49/mo
Clay County6,2033No DataIcon representing missing value.10.47$112.10/mo
Colfax County10,7095No DataIcon representing missing value.10.56$132.09/mo
Cuming County8,8462310.61$143.44/mo
Custer County10,7777613.49$130.67/mo
Dakota County20,026619.75$137.97/mo
Dawes County8,5894No DataIcon representing missing value.14.29$150.67/mo
Dawson County23,5952110.68$128.05/mo
Deuel County1,7946112.20$105.73/mo
Dixon County5,636439.70$119.72/mo
Dodge County36,5657211.37$124.24/mo
Douglas County571,3271411.32$105.54/mo
Dundy County1,6935No DataIcon representing missing value.11.26$111.28/mo
Fillmore County5,4624112.22$125.02/mo
Franklin County2,979419.69$96.00/mo
Frontier County2,6275112.17$116.08/mo
Furnas County4,6766113.58$138.29/mo
Gage County21,5134No DataIcon representing missing value.10.56$120.09/mo
Garden County1,8372No DataIcon representing missing value.14.09$165.44/mo
Garfield County1,9693113.82$148.10/mo
Gosper County1,9902311.58$120.27/mo
Grant County6231No DataIcon representing missing value.14.25$222.05/mo
Greeley County2,3565No DataIcon representing missing value.10.01$141.90/mo
Hall County61,353328.78$115.50/mo
Hamilton County9,3245No DataIcon representing missing value.12.43$135.44/mo
Harlan County3,3803113.03$113.27/mo
Hayes County9223No DataIcon representing missing value.9.88$132.34/mo
Hitchcock County2,7625No DataIcon representing missing value.11.82$106.99/mo
Holt County10,0675113.92$147.23/mo
Hooker County6823No DataIcon representing missing value.12.09$145.86/mo
Howard County6,4452No DataIcon representing missing value.10.78$122.88/mo
Jefferson County7,0464No DataIcon representing missing value.10.32$116.19/mo
Johnson County5,0715111.20$108.59/mo
Kearney County6,4952No DataIcon representing missing value.13.70$136.89/mo
Keith County8,0344111.84$110.87/mo
Keya Paha County8061112.96$128.84/mo
Kimball County3,6324215.37$107.68/mo
Knox County8,3323210.40$128.17/mo
Lancaster County319,090389.32$115.52/mo
Lincoln County34,9145311.95$137.73/mo
Logan County7481No DataIcon representing missing value.12.33$170.43/mo
Loup County6642No DataIcon representing missing value.12.39$166.72/mo
Madison County35,099519.95$118.92/mo
McPherson County4942No DataIcon representing missing value.12.50$175.14/mo
Merrick County7,7555No DataIcon representing missing value.10.06$120.24/mo
Morrill County4,6429No DataIcon representing missing value.13.82$126.49/mo
Nance County3,5194No DataIcon representing missing value.10.18$146.34/mo
Nemaha County6,9725310.29$107.30/mo
Nuckolls County4,1483No DataIcon representing missing value.10.62$113.01/mo
Otoe County16,0123411.34$100.66/mo
Pawnee County2,6132No DataIcon representing missing value.11.28$105.31/mo
Perkins County2,8915No DataIcon representing missing value.12.57$119.57/mo
Phelps County9,0344No DataIcon representing missing value.9.84$108.01/mo
Pierce County7,148719.88$119.76/mo
Platte County33,4703410.18$147.02/mo
Polk County5,2133112.41$119.05/mo
Red Willow County10,7246113.12$103.75/mo
Richardson County7,8653110.29$107.13/mo
Rock County1,3571No DataIcon representing missing value.12.96$128.84/mo
Saline County14,2246210.56$145.19/mo
Sarpy County187,1961211.32$105.54/mo
Saunders County21,5783111.36$119.11/mo
Scotts Bluff County35,61810213.79$117.29/mo
Seward County17,284218.91$145.22/mo
Sheridan County5,2463No DataIcon representing missing value.14.11$179.07/mo
Sherman County3,0014No DataIcon representing missing value.11.84$152.69/mo
Sioux County1,1667No DataIcon representing missing value.14.64$127.24/mo
Stanton County5,9203No DataIcon representing missing value.10.39$159.14/mo
Thayer County5,0038210.88$111.54/mo
Thomas County7221No DataIcon representing missing value.12.33$170.43/mo
Thurston County7,2245111.31$143.68/mo
Valley County4,1582110.41$130.80/mo
Washington County20,7292211.65$122.14/mo
Wayne County9,3854110.31$108.18/mo
Webster County3,4874311.71$120.31/mo
Wheeler County7835No DataIcon representing missing value.10.81$149.49/mo
York County13,679319.05$102.24/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 8,800.4 kilograms of CO2 pollution per person are released in the state, ranking them as the 7th highest polluter per capita in the country. This adds up to total emissions of 17,023,566,328.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the state the 31st highest for total emissions in the country. Approximately 48.72% of the state of Nebraska’s electricity is produced using Coal. Other fuel sources used include Wind at 26.68% and Nuclear at 17.30%. There are 102 electricity plants in Nebraska, which is the 31st most power plants in a state in the United States and equates to the 12th highest number of power plants per resident.

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
48.72%
WIND Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wind
Wind
Wind
26.68%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
17.30%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
3.44%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
3.39%
OTHER
Other
0.46%

Nebraska Net Metering

There are 150 companies in Nebraska supplying electricity. Of those 150,32.67% of them offer some type of net metering option for their consumers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. Nebraska has highly restricted regulations in place for consumers who are interested in taking advantage of net metering with personal solar installations.

Energy Loss

There are 122 electricity companies in Nebraska that reported energy loss. Together, these 122 electricity companies average a yearly energy loss of 3.54% of electricity produced. For comparison, the nationwide average electricity loss is 2.72%. Nebraska has a rank of 22nd worst in the nation for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to encourage personal solar, all a state needs to do is pass legislation with rebates for solar panel purchases and tax incentives. Nebraska offers very limited state tax credits to citizens who purchase solar panels at their residence. While there are no state sponsored rebates there are local rebates available to many residents who wish to purchase private solar. Nebraska residents have the ability to apply a 100% property tax exemption for the purchase of private solar, which is as good as it gets. Homeowners in the state do not have access to a sales tax exemption when installing private solar panels.

State Level Initiatives

Policies enforced at the state level affect whether customers who are seeking renewable energy sources can easily find alternatives. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity providers who operate in the state. These standards dictate that a certain amount of electricity must be produced from renewable fuel sources. Nebraska does not currently have any standards set up that suppliers have to adhere to. Furthermore, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Nebraska

What is the average electric bill in Nebraska?

The average electricity bill in Nebraska in 2021 is $108 while the countrywide average is $120.

Where does Nebraska get its electricity?

Nebraska’s electricity is produced using primarily Coal, which makes up 48.72% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Wind accounts for 26.68% and Nuclear accounts for 17.30%.

What is a good electricity rate in Nebraska?

The average electricity price paid by citizens of Nebraska in 2021 is 10.88 cents per kilowatt hour.

What electricity company is the largest provider in Nebraska?

The largest electricity company in Nebraska by total customer count is Omaha Public Power District.

Does Nebraska have a deregulated electricity market?

Nebraska has a regulated electricity market, rather than a deregulated market. This means that citizens in the state normally have only one or two electricity supplier choices to choose from due to state legislation.

What power companies are in Nebraska?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1Omaha Public Power District392,580
2Lincoln Electric System144,778
3Nebraska Public Power District91,234
4Southern Public Power District27,324
5Grand Island Utilities26,447
6Norris Public Power District24,640
7Dawson Public Power23,141
8Loup Power District20,064
9Fremont Utilities15,621
10Hastings Utilities13,675

How many power plants are located in Nebraska?

There are 102 active power plants located in Nebraska

How many electric companies offer service in Nebraska?

Nebraska has 150 electricity suppliers serving customers in the area.

What is the cheapest electricity company in Nebraska?

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1Hildreth, Nebraska Electric Utility3.82245
2Village of Reynolds, Nebraska (Utility Company)6.9042
3Wood River, Nebraska Electric Utility8.06722
4Winside, Nebraska Electric Utility8.22249
5Cedar-Knox Public Power District8.477,450
6Wahoo, Nebraska Electric Utility8.512,405
7Lodgepole, Nebraska Electric Utility8.59237
8Spalding, Nebraska Electric Utility8.68366
9Perennial Power8.797,520
10Ord, Nebraska Electric Utility8.891,447

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14