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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

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Nebraska

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

Historical Pricing:
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 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 carbon dioxide equivalent gases each.

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 District10.30100.27841,01086,612,40513,793,436437,734,214.08
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 Utilities9.9083.15220,03321,787,611410,477.51,052,174,321.24
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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Nebraska CityOmaha Public Power District (100.00%)
Coal 6,910,0756,939,697,811.331,004.29No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Cooper Nuclear StationNebraska Public Power District (100.00%)
Nuclear 6,157,943105,763,045.3117.18No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Gerald GentlemanNebraska Public Power District (100.00%)
Coal 6,109,8455,981,437,202.77978.98YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
North OmahaOmaha Public Power District (100.00%)
Coal 1,670,148.021,766,905,927.051,057.93No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Grande Prairie Wind FarmBerkshire Hathaway Energy (100.00%)
Wind 1,477,96842,040,287.8628.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rattlesnake Creek Wind Project
Wind 1,175,05133,430,674.9228.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Whelan Energy CenterNebraska City Utilities (3.02%)Grand Island Utilities (4.52%)Heartland Consumers Power District (24.10%)Hastings Utilities (44.27%)Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (24.10%)
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%)
Wind 858,56824,438,239.2928.46No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Upstream Wind Energy LLCInvenergy (100.00%)
Wind 847,21624,101,394.1728.45No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Prairie BreezeSunEdison (100.00%)
Wind 834,16023,575,128.3328.26No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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CO2 equivalent pollution amounts from electricity use have improved by 14.86% during the last 12 months in Nebraska.

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Customers in Nebraska use 15.92 megawatt hours per year each, which is 10th in the United States for electricity use per person.

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Residents of the state consume 30,803,716 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, making Nebraska the 36th largest consuming state in the country.

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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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In the past 12 months Nebraska has experienced a 15.26% reduction in coal usage, dropping from a previous total of 20,462,915.49 megawatt hours produced from coal to 17,340,066.69 megawatt hours.

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Over the previous year, Nebraska has seen a 0.27% growth in population.

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Adams County31,36317 providers29.99$110.79/mo
Antelope County6,29818 providers410.45$124.42/mo
Arthur County4637 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.00$164.52/mo
Banner County74520 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.86$124.08/mo
Blaine County4658 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.44$132.39/mo
Boone County5,1929 providers29.88$139.30/mo
Box Butte County10,78318 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.94$132.81/mo
Boyd County1,91912 providers112.59$135.64/mo
Brown County2,9555 providers112.10$133.87/mo
Buffalo County49,65916 providers211.82$126.15/mo
Burt County6,45922 providers111.26$128.89/mo
Butler County8,01619 providers111.30$121.00/mo
Cass County26,24812 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.57$104.43/mo
Cedar County8,40220 providers29.74$122.90/mo
Chase County3,92417 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.60$116.15/mo
Cherry County5,68913 providers112.38$146.19/mo
Cheyenne County8,91012 providers113.14$106.67/mo
Clay County6,20316 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.28$113.08/mo
Colfax County10,70921 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.12$123.34/mo
Cuming County8,84622 providers311.18$133.69/mo
Custer County10,77714 providers612.89$129.19/mo
Dakota County20,02620 providers110.64$124.47/mo
Dawes County8,58916 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.61$130.18/mo
Dawson County23,59517 providers111.98$125.60/mo
Deuel County1,79410 providers111.85$108.59/mo
Dixon County5,63619 providers310.25$123.42/mo
Dodge County36,56516 providers211.32$125.47/mo
Douglas County571,32713 providers410.87$103.41/mo
Dundy County1,69317 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.52$115.06/mo
Fillmore County5,46226 providers111.36$121.19/mo
Franklin County2,97914 providers210.93$104.04/mo
Frontier County2,62722 providers112.07$110.32/mo
Furnas County4,67616 providers313.12$130.18/mo
Gage County21,51329 providers110.45$114.83/mo
Garden County1,83714 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.61$127.35/mo
Garfield County1,96913 providers113.18$135.13/mo
Gosper County1,99019 providers311.88$125.89/mo
Grant County6236 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.15$169.61/mo
Greeley County2,35610 providers110.30$140.27/mo
Hall County61,35312 providers210.55$117.34/mo
Hamilton County9,32418 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.37$125.65/mo
Harlan County3,38017 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.47$111.21/mo
Hayes County92217 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.75$113.35/mo
Hitchcock County2,76213 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.90$108.47/mo
Holt County10,06716 providers212.56$133.97/mo
Hooker County6825 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.67$157.35/mo
Howard County6,44513 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.13$126.48/mo
Jefferson County7,04624 providers110.71$114.44/mo
Johnson County5,07112 providers110.94$107.73/mo
Kearney County6,49512 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.86$123.55/mo
Keith County8,03410 providers112.11$119.67/mo
Keya Paha County80613 providers111.93$132.14/mo
Kimball County3,6327 providers214.99$107.04/mo
Knox County8,33219 providers110.63$125.73/mo
Lancaster County319,09021 providers89.59$109.66/mo
Lincoln County34,91421 providers312.08$129.86/mo
Logan County7488 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.12.77$135.63/mo
Loup County66413 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.17$134.32/mo
Madison County35,09916 providers110.15$115.11/mo
McPherson County49411 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.96$130.43/mo
Merrick County7,75514 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.98$120.98/mo
Morrill County4,64218 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.73$130.19/mo
Nance County3,51912 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.34$133.87/mo
Nemaha County6,97211 providers210.45$104.67/mo
Nuckolls County4,14821 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.93$112.73/mo
Otoe County16,01221 providers410.61$103.49/mo
Pawnee County2,61320 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.66$107.63/mo
Perkins County2,89111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.55$120.52/mo
Phelps County9,03415 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.37$115.76/mo
Pierce County7,14818 providers110.15$113.34/mo
Platte County33,47016 providers511.14$123.37/mo
Polk County5,21317 providers111.32$121.20/mo
Red Willow County10,72419 providers112.17$109.64/mo
Richardson County7,86517 providers210.34$104.29/mo
Rock County1,35717 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.07$133.76/mo
Saline County14,22415 providers310.62$134.97/mo
Sarpy County187,19611 providers210.83$102.14/mo
Saunders County21,57817 providers111.12$119.85/mo
Scotts Bluff County35,61817 providers213.70$128.64/mo
Seward County17,28420 providers110.50$127.67/mo
Sheridan County5,24617 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.70$135.18/mo
Sherman County3,00116 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.57$130.27/mo
Sioux County1,16616 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.13.68$131.89/mo
Stanton County5,92019 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.10.20$116.19/mo
Thayer County5,00321 providers210.89$111.14/mo
Thomas County7226 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.99$143.84/mo
Thurston County7,22423 providers111.14$132.94/mo
Valley County4,15815 providers112.45$135.26/mo
Washington County20,72920 providers111.06$113.06/mo
Wayne County9,38521 providers210.30$122.17/mo
Webster County3,48714 providers311.30$113.94/mo
Wheeler County78313 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.11.27$142.62/mo
York County13,67919 providers110.56$112.58/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Approximately 8,800.4 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent emissions per capita are emitted in the state, making them the 7th worst polluter per capita in the US when it comes to pollution from electricity consumption. Total emissions in the state equal 17,023,566,328.7 kilograms, which is the 31st worst total amount of pollution for a state. 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 112 electricity plants in Nebraska, which is the 31st most power plants in a state in the United States and equates to the 11th highest number of power plants per resident.

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Natural Gas
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric

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

Where does Nebraska get its electricity?

The main fuels used for electricity generation in Nebraska are Coal, Wind and Nuclear, making up 48.72%, 26.68% and 17.30% respectively.

How much does electricity cost in Nebraska?

The average cost per kilowatt hour of electricity is 10.88 cents in Nebraska in 2021.