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Solar Energy – Frequently Asked Questions

…s Community Solar a viable alternative to a Customer-Owned Solar option? A: It is estimated that less than 25 percent of roofs are suitable for solar panel installation; therefore, many home and business owners interested in solar energy do not have a way to participate. Community Solar allows a method for them to participate. Q: If I wish to, how can I participate in Community Solar? A: Participation methods vary greatly with each sponsoring…

Community Solar

If available in their area, customers may purchase solar energy through a community-based solar project. Community solar is the fastest growing segment of today’s solar market. Community Solar Community solar can be a viable alternative to customer-owned solar power systems if a customer is unable, for any of a variety of reasons, to install a self-owned power generating system. It is estimated that less than 25 percent of customers’ roofs are…

Building Technology Options

…ite” then choose the tool and input your equipment specifications. To perform a complete home analysis for yourself choose the “Home Energy Calculator” to pinpoint possible energy savings. Why NPPD supports energy conservation Energy efficient home construction reduces peak demand for electricity, as well as year-round electricity use. This efficiency delays the need for NPPD to build more power plants, keeping rates low for…

Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research

…s scientist Mike Nastasi, Ph.D. He joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on January 3, 2012. He came from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was a longtime researcher and, since 2009, directed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Frontier Research Center on Materials and Irradiation of Mechanical Extremes. Nastasi’s interest in energy research stems from his work in materials and nanoscience. His research interests include…

Frequently Asked Questions

…D UP FOR BUDGET BILLING, HOW WILL THE GREEN CLUB CHARGE AFFECT MY BILL? Joining the Green Club will not interfere with budget billing. Budget billing is based on energy charges applicable under the customer’s applicable base energy rate. The green energy charge will be applied as a surcharge above the customer’s budget bill. IS MY PURCHASE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH THE GREEN CLUB PROGRAM TAX DEDUCTIBLE? No. Even though you may be voluntarily…

Tomorrow’s Energy

…2 sequestration pilot project at GGS At NPPD, irrigation dominates all other types of energy load. The District partners with wholesale customers and ag producers to help reduce costs associated with spikes in the demand for energy through load management, energy efficiency and conservation programs. This energy curtailment effort is one of the most effective load management programs in the country. Learn more >> Setting the industry standard –…

Edison Mission Group, Midwest Wind Energy and Nebraska Public Power District Announce Construction of New Nebraska Wind Farm

…#8217;s rural public power districts, cooperatives and municipalities, NPPD helps serve an estimated one million Nebraskans with retail or wholesale electric power and energy-related products and services. About Midwest Wind Energy Midwest Wind Energy, LLC is a leading developer of wind power projects in the Midwest region with a proven track record of successful projects. Since its inception, MWE has developed eight projects totaling 728…

Electrical Terms

…not be incorporated in the internal cost measurements of the provider. Such costs are sometimes imputed theoretically to represent unmeasured costs to society associated with the use of the good or service. EPAct – The Energy Policy Act of 1992 addresses a wide variety of energy issues. The legislation creates a new class of power generators, exempts wholesale generators (EWGs), that are exempt from the provisions of the Public Utilities…

Winners Named in NPPD Energy Efficiency Video Contest

…Second place team members receive a video MP3 player, and the third place team members will be awarded iTunes gift cards. In the Popular Video Award, winners were based on the number of YouTube views, the Norfolk Junior High Energy Police team’s ‘Energy Police’ video was first in Class A. Gering High Schools’ ‘Turn Off the Lights’ was the winner in Class B, Auburn Middle School’s ‘Small Change for a BIG World’ was tops in Class C-1, and Johnson…

Customer-Owned Solar

…ower systems give customers a way to potentially reduce their electric bills by owning an electric power generating source. Net Metering In Nebraska, the state net metering law allows customers the opportunity to sell excess energy their solar power system may generate back to the customer’s local electric utility. For customers who are considering the installation of a solar power system and utilizing net metering, NPPD has a process to help…