National Public Gas Agency News

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NMPP Energy awarded Gene Hansen, retired superintendent of electric production for the City of Wayne, Neb., with the Bob Arraj Service Award at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 20, 2024. The award is presented annually to an official or...
NMPP Energy presented its Project of the Year Awards at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 20. The awards are presented annually to NMPP Energy communities to recognize projects or programs that create a more cohesive community...
The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions on a variety of topics at three different locations across Nebraska March 26-28 and will host one session in Glenwood Springs, Colo., April...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) elected officers for its board of directors for 2024-25 at its meeting Feb. 8 in Lincoln, Neb. Those elected as officers of the board of directors beginning April 1 were: Mike Palmer, electric...
The National Public Gas Agency Board of Directors elected its officers for fiscal year 2024-25. Those re-elected to one-year terms were: Chris Anderson, city administrator, Central City, Neb., chair Bob Lockmon, utility superintendent, Stuart...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) Members Council approved amending the NMPP Articles of Incorporation as part of an NMPP modernization initiative through a ballot vote in December with a 95 percent approval rate. The initiative...
U.S. households using natural gas to heat homes this winter are expected to spend less money than last winter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA, in their Winter Fuels Outlook that was issued in October, expects...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, the oldest of the four organizations of NMPP Energy, is undergoing a modernization initiative that aims to transition the organization to remain financially viable by reducing costs and streamlining its...
The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) recently locked in favorable pricing on a natural gas pre-pay related transaction that will provide more than $91,000 in discounted annual savings. The NPGA Board of directors heard an update on the pre-pay...
The NMPP Board of Directors approved Toth and Associates as a new business for the Champions program at their board meeting in September. Toth and Associates is a multi-discipline consulting engineering firm with headquarters in Springfield, Mo...
NMPP Energy’s Chris Dibbern was recently honored by the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities (CAMU) by being named CAMU’s 2023 recipient of the Darrell T. Davis Sheepherder Award. The award is given each year by CAMU to recognize...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions at three different locations across Nebraska October 10-12. Locations include: Sidney - Oct. 10 Broken Bow - Oct. 11 Crete - Oct. 12 Class...
NMPP Energy welcomed two team members in July: Matt Edwards as an electrical distribution O&M specialist and Ryan Schmitt as a regulatory data & transmission analyst. Edwards will work with Rich Eymann, electrical distribution O&M specialist, to...
The 2022-23 NMPP Energy Annual Report is now available online. The publication serves as a high-level overview of the achievements from each of the NMPP Energy organizations during the fiscal year, which runs April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023...
By David Russell, CGCIO Director of Digital Solutions Group NMPP Energy Rural communities, despite being isolated from major urban centers, are not immune to the dangers of cyberattacks. In fact, rural communities have been trending to be at...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Board of Directors approved two new champions at their board meeting in June. The Board approved the Marsh McLennan Agency, based in La Vista, Neb., and Premier Energy, based in Grand Island, Neb. Marsh McLennan...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched the Energy Savings Hub, an online, one-stop shop for American families and consumers to access savings tools to cut energy costs. The new website puts clean energy tax credits and forthcoming...
Ottawa, ON, May 22, 2023 — Harris, a global vertical market software provider, adds to its utilities portfolio with its acquisition of the PowerManager software suite. The PowerManager software suite are products created through the partnership...
The Village of Stuart, Neb., and the City of Trinidad, Colo., were recently awarded federal grant funding for natural gas pipeline projects announced by U.S. Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration...
The four organizations of NMPP Energy each recently elected officers for fiscal year 2023-24 at their respective annual meetings. The fiscal year for each organization runs April 1-May 31. Here is a run-down of each organization’s elections and...
Janine Schmidt, village clerk of Morrill, Neb., Kellie Crowell, city clerk of Ravenna, Neb., and Erin Saathoff, city clerk of Beatrice, Neb., received the Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association’s 2023 Outstanding Clerk of the Year Award in their...