Electricity In Nebraska

  • Population1,934,408
  • Total Consumption31,616,354 MWh / 16.34 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption17,293,307,988 kg
  • Total Production38,135,290 MWh / 19.71 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.
6th10.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Nebraska
15th$107.77Average 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 2022 is 10.83 cents per kilowatt hour and the nationwide average is 13.62 cents. This ranks Nebraska as the 6th 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 0.61 outages per consumer a year, with outages lasting about 41.27 minutes. The national average for outages and outage time frames are 1.21 outages and 122.99 minutes. Nebraska has had a 3.64% increase in the use of renewable fuel types for electricity generation over the course of the previous 12 months. There has been a 3.89% increase in the amount of electricity produced from solar energy throughout the last year, which is an increase of 2,030.44 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 8,939.85 kilograms of CO2 gases each.

Residential Electricity Providers in Nebraska

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Omaha Public Power DistrictBUNDLED11.31105.33,863,240437,081,0009,077,833.01
Lincoln Electric SystemBUNDLED9.7183.611,323,168128,434,007225,216
Nebraska Public Power DistrictBUNDLED10.33100.1839,28886,706,44715,648,683.01
Norris Public Power DistrictBUNDLED8.76143.28322,26428,231,000
Dawson Public PowerBUNDLED11.21146.71249,05327,908,568
Loup Power DistrictBUNDLED9.94129.53247,37824,595,000133,905
Southern Public Power DistrictBUNDLED9.35123.34240,14122,442,323
Grand Island UtilitiesBUNDLED9.5780.49220,52421,114,670418,588.54
Fremont UtilitiesBUNDLED10.8199.18146,48915,838,996603,706
Cornhusker PowerBUNDLED10.38157.95131,74713,680,794

Power Plants in Nebraska

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Otoe County Coal 7,191,9597,174,484,811.65997.57
Lincoln County Coal 6,969,6106,830,962,167.13980.11Yes
Nemaha County Nuclear 6,837,501
Omaha Coal 1,618,179.011,735,049,256.241,072.22
Grande Prairie Wind FarmBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Holt County Wind 1,415,258
Adams County Coal 1,222,9501,854,348,933.781,516.29
Rattlesnake Creek Wind ProjectEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Dixon County Wind 1,115,881
Lancaster County Coal 877,623.011,003,728,238.031,143.69
Plum Creek Wind Project (NE)Plum Creek Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Lincoln Wind 861,887
Antelope County Wind 834,160

Quick Facts

CO2 emission amounts from electricity consumption have improved by 1.56% in the past 12 months in Nebraska.

Unfortunately, over the previous year, there was a 1.76% increase in the use of non-renewable fuel types in the state of Nebraska.

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.

Nebraska generates roughly 9.83 megawatt hours of electricity from natural gas per person living in the state. This is the 5th highest average by a state in the United States.

Nebraska generates 19,016,291.4 megawatt hours from coal per year. That is 9.83 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes Nebraska the 5th highest ranked state for electricity production from coal per capita.

Nebraska has seen a reduction of 2.20% in coal use for the generation of electricity during the previous 12 months.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County31,363359.35$126.83/mo
Antelope County6,298449.84$123.17/mo
Arthur County463212.12$264.22/mo
Banner County745513.56$138.28/mo
Blaine County465110.29$184.22/mo
Boone County5,1923210.16$143.67/mo
Box Butte County10,783513.71$197.34/mo
Boyd County1,919411.33$128.58/mo
Brown County2,9552112.47$141.72/mo
Buffalo County49,6592211.16$144.50/mo
Burt County6,4594111.84$139.57/mo
Butler County8,0162111.11$118.45/mo
Cass County26,2483110.28$101.64/mo
Cedar County8,402429.84$126.10/mo
Chase County3,924511.75$132.89/mo
Cherry County5,6897111.37$186.91/mo
Cheyenne County8,9104112.07$118.95/mo
Clay County6,203310.60$123.74/mo
Colfax County10,709510.55$129.95/mo
Cuming County8,8462310.66$143.05/mo
Custer County10,7776612.69$134.22/mo
Dakota County20,026619.47$127.34/mo
Dawes County8,589413.16$194.37/mo
Dawson County23,5952110.68$126.68/mo
Deuel County1,7945111.85$108.74/mo
Dixon County5,636439.37$109.50/mo
Dodge County36,5656211.47$126.43/mo
Douglas County571,3271411.31$105.30/mo
Dundy County1,693412.79$117.02/mo
Fillmore County5,4624113.19$136.31/mo
Franklin County2,979429.51$95.12/mo
Frontier County2,6275111.91$104.43/mo
Furnas County4,6766212.74$136.22/mo
Gage County21,5134110.56$122.11/mo
Garden County1,837212.40$193.88/mo
Garfield County1,9693113.65$155.91/mo
Gosper County1,9902311.44$125.05/mo
Grant County623112.06$279.27/mo
Greeley County2,356519.50$150.93/mo
Hall County61,353329.50$112.82/mo
Hamilton County9,324513.06$125.64/mo
Harlan County3,3803112.21$114.94/mo
Hayes County92239.97$129.65/mo
Hitchcock County2,762412.44$114.05/mo
Holt County10,0675212.65$151.95/mo
Hooker County682311.12$154.16/mo
Howard County6,445210.05$132.70/mo
Jefferson County7,046410.33$116.23/mo
Johnson County5,0715112.01$113.16/mo
Kearney County6,495212.71$135.70/mo
Keith County8,0344111.82$110.72/mo
Keya Paha County8061112.57$139.68/mo
Kimball County3,6323214.16$105.03/mo
Knox County8,332329.96$128.31/mo
Lancaster County319,090399.64$114.20/mo
Lincoln County34,9145311.64$139.45/mo
Logan County748110.29$184.22/mo
Loup County664210.50$180.24/mo
Madison County35,0995112.54$119.22/mo
McPherson County494210.46$192.89/mo
Merrick County7,75559.64$118.57/mo
Morrill County4,642813.24$128.59/mo
Nance County3,519410.16$143.31/mo
Nemaha County6,9725311.28$113.80/mo
Nuckolls County4,148310.83$114.36/mo
Otoe County16,0123411.36$97.92/mo
Pawnee County2,613211.27$105.09/mo
Perkins County2,891412.67$117.96/mo
Phelps County9,03449.57$106.30/mo
Pierce County7,1487110.04$119.85/mo
Platte County33,4703510.16$143.72/mo
Polk County5,2133113.53$124.87/mo
Red Willow County10,7246112.95$97.80/mo
Richardson County7,8653111.26$113.48/mo
Rock County1,357112.57$139.68/mo
Saline County14,2246310.51$117.59/mo
Sarpy County187,1961211.31$105.30/mo
Saunders County21,5783111.35$118.37/mo
Scotts Bluff County35,6189212.57$113.65/mo
Seward County17,284218.78$142.79/mo
Sheridan County5,246312.58$227.15/mo
Sherman County3,001411.09$167.28/mo
Sioux County1,166713.95$137.19/mo
Stanton County5,920310.24$154.19/mo
Thayer County5,0038210.70$107.64/mo
Thomas County722110.29$184.22/mo
Thurston County7,2245111.33$144.55/mo
Valley County4,1582110.21$139.81/mo
Washington County20,7292211.68$126.36/mo
Wayne County9,3854210.01$102.60/mo
Webster County3,4874310.96$122.73/mo
Wheeler County783510.61$156.09/mo
York County13,679318.43$114.93/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

About 8,939.85 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 17,293,307,987.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the state the 32nd highest for total emissions in the country. Approximately 49.87% of the state of Nebraska’s electricity is produced using Coal. Other fuel sources used include Wind at 24.61% and Nuclear at 17.93%. There are 111 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
49.87%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
24.61%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
17.93%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
4.01%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
3.16%
OTHER
Other
0.43%

Nebraska Net Metering

There are 150 companies in Nebraska supplying electricity. Of those 150, 38.00% 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 20 electricity companies in Nebraska that reported energy loss. Together, these 20 electricity companies average a yearly energy loss of 3.42% of electricity produced. For comparison, the nationwide average electricity loss is 2.76%. Nebraska has a rank of 23rd best 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 2022 is $108 while the countrywide average is $122.

Where does Nebraska get its electricity?

Nebraska’s electricity is produced using primarily Coal, which makes up 49.87% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Wind accounts for 24.61% and Nuclear accounts for 17.93%.

What is a good electricity rate in Nebraska?

The average electricity price paid by citizens of Nebraska in 2022 is 10.83 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.

How many power plants are located in Nebraska?

There are 111 active power plants located in Nebraska

How many electric companies offer service in Nebraska?

Nebraska has 150 electricity suppliers serving customers in the area.

Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-24