Nebraska Public Power District has implemented a program for property owners to be notified of changes in his or her properties’ electrical service under both Routine and Non-Routine circumstances.
Options for Landlords or Property Owners (see Landlord Agreement below):
Routine Disconnect Options (column 1) – These options are exercised when a tenant requests disconnection of services, or when you, as the property owner, inform NPPD you would like to assume responsibility for service.
Option 1 ($5) – NPPD will read service into the Landlord/Property Owner’s name when the tenant requests disconnection of service. There is no notification to the Landlord of the change in service. Notification will be received when the Landlord receives the bill for service.
Option 2 ($10) – NPPD will read service into the Landlord/Property Owner’s name when the tenant requests disconnection of service. NPPD will notify the Landlord of the change in service by telephone, mail or email within 48 hours of the change in service.
Option 3 ($25) – When the tenant requests disconnection of service, NPPD will attempt to notify the Landlord/Property Owner within 24 hours of the tenant’s request. The Landlord will have the option to have the service read into their name and be charged the fee of $25, or can choose to have the service disconnected at no charge to the Landlord. In the event NPPD is unable to contact the Landlord, by telephone or email, a letter will be sent to the Landlord informing him or her the service has been read into his or her name, and the account has been charged the fee of $25.
Option 4 ($0) – When the tenant requests disconnection of service, NPPD will disconnect the meter. There is no notification to the Landlord/Property Owner.
Non-Routine Disconnect Options (column 2)
These options are exercised when NPPD is requiring disconnection of service. Non-routine disconnect situations include, but are not limited to, failure of a tenant to pay his or her electric bill, diversion of electric service and meter tampering.
Option N – NPPD will disconnect the meter. There is no notification to the Landlord/Property Owner.
Option Y – NPPD will contact the Landlord/Property Owner by telephone or email 24 hours prior to disconnection of the service. At the time of contact, the Landlord will have the option of having service disconnected, or having the service read into his or her name. If the Landlord chooses to have service in his or her name, the fee he or she has selected as a Routine Disconnect option will apply.
In order for NPPD to contact a Landlord prior to disconnection, it is necessary for the tenant living at the property to have signed a Landlord Notification Form (see below). It is the responsibility of the Landlord to obtain the tenant’s signature on the Landlord Notification Form and return it to his or her local NPPD office for filing. If NPPD does not have a signed Landlord Notification Form on file, service will be disconnected with no notification to the Landlord.
It is necessary to have a new Landlord Notification Form for every change in tenant. It is the responsibility of the Landlord/Property Owner to obtain the form each time. Blank copies of the form can be duplicated.
Payment Options (column 3)
Options exist for Landlords/Property Owners who may wish to pay by means other than cash, check or money order.
Option BP – This option is for Landlords who wish to have payment for his or her electric bill taken directly out of a checking or savings account. Should this option be desired, it is necessary to complete NPPD’s Bank Collection Authorization Form.
Option X – This option is for Landlords who plan on paying by means of check, cash or money order on an occasional basis.
Please print the Landlord Agreement, make a selection in each column, fill out the bottom portion of the form and return it to your local NPPD office if you are interested in having an Agreement on file with NPPD. Please note if Option Y is selected in the second column, it will be necessary to print the Landlord Notification Form and have the tenant sign it. This form must be returned to your local NPPD office in order to be valid, and will need to be filled out each time there is a change in tenant.