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Electricity In Nebraska
- 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
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:
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
|Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|Omaha Public Power District||11.32||105.54||3,854,831||436,284,000||8,847,918.03||16,415,021,528.94|
|Lincoln Electric System||9.69||83.42||1,314,839||127,443,969||236,400||3,491,674,084.8|
|Nebraska Public Power District||10.30||100.27||841,010||86,612,405||13,804,787||437,081,758.57|
|Norris Public Power District||8.89||145.74||322,386||28,667,000||533,307,203.86|
|Dawson Public Power||11.13||147.02||250,905||27,927,411||320,516,189.33|
|Loup Power District||9.93||130.93||248,760||24,693,000||126,302||1,121,730,235.16|
|Southern Public Power District||9.44||127.98||246,201||23,250,903||579,033,729.25|
|Grand Island Utilities||9.90||83.15||220,033||21,787,611||410,477.5||1,052,174,320.95|
Power Plants in Nebraska
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Nebraska CityOmaha Public Power District (100.00%)
Cooper Nuclear StationNebraska Public Power District (100.00%)
Gerald GentlemanNebraska Public Power District (100.00%)
North OmahaOmaha Public Power District (100.00%)
Grande Prairie Wind FarmBHE Renewables (100.00%)
Rattlesnake Creek Wind ProjectEnel Green Power (100.00%)
Plum Creek Wind Project (NE)Plum Creek Wind, LLC (100.00%)
Upstream Wind Energy LLCInvenergy (100.00%)
Prairie BreezeTerraForm Power (100.00%)
CO2 emission amounts from electricity consumption have improved by 14.86% in the past 12 months in Nebraska.
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.
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 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.
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.
Nebraska has seen a reduction of 15.26% in coal use for the generation of electricity during the previous 12 months.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
|Box Butte County||10,783||5||14.15||$161.73/mo|
|Keya Paha County||806||1||1||12.96||$128.84/mo|
|Red Willow County||10,724||6||1||13.12||$103.75/mo|
|Scotts Bluff County||35,618||10||2||13.79||$117.29/mo|
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.
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 Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||Omaha Public Power District||392,580|
|2||Lincoln Electric System||144,778|
|3||Nebraska Public Power District||91,234|
|4||Southern Public Power District||27,324|
|5||Grand Island Utilities||26,447|
|6||Norris Public Power District||24,640|
|7||Dawson Public Power||23,141|
|8||Loup Power District||20,064|
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?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Hildreth, Nebraska Electric Utility||3.82||245|
|2||Village of Reynolds, Nebraska (Utility Company)||6.90||42|
|3||Wood River, Nebraska Electric Utility||8.06||722|
|4||Winside, Nebraska Electric Utility||8.22||249|
|5||Cedar-Knox Public Power District||8.47||7,450|
|6||Wahoo, Nebraska Electric Utility||8.51||2,405|
|7||Lodgepole, Nebraska Electric Utility||8.59||237|
|8||Spalding, Nebraska Electric Utility||8.68||366|
|10||Ord, Nebraska Electric Utility||8.89||1,447|