National Public Gas Agency News

Read the latest news regarding NPGA and its Nebraska member communities.

NMPP Energy has created a webpage dedicated to grant opportunities and how communities can begin to prepare for potential applications, whether state or federal, including links to helpful resources. Check it out here.
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Board of Directors approved the 2023 Legislative Guidelines at their November board meeting at NMPP Energy. The guidelines serve as a statement of legislative policy accepted by the NMPP Board on behalf of the...
The increase in the price of natural gas across the U.S. is likely to impact local electric and natural gas utilities and their customers this winter. Higher natural gas market prices impact not only natural gas utilities but electric utilities...
The National Public Gas Association Board of Directors held a strategic planning session as part of its quarterly Board meeting in September. Here is a rundown of some of the topics discussed during the session: Natural Gas Market Outlook...
Chris Hadfield recently joined the NMPP Energy team as a graphic designer as part of the Business Enterprise Support Team. Prior to joining NMPP Energy, Hadfield worked at Doane University for more than 20 years as a professor in graphic design...
The City of Fort Morgan, Colo., was recently selected as the next city to receive a renovation transformation as part of HGTV’s “Hometown Takeover” with the series airing as Season 2 on HGTV in early 2023. The City will receive a whole-town...
National Public Power Week and Public Natural Gas Week will be celebrated by municipal utilities across the U.S. Oct. 2-8. This is an opportunity for public utilities to promote the benefits of their public power and natural gas systems. The...
The 2021-22 NMPP Energy Annual Report is now available online. You can access the report by clicking here. The publication serves as a high-level overview of the achievements from each of the NMPP Energy organizations during the fiscal year...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will host the second round of annual electric utility training sessions in Lincoln, Broken Bow and Sidney, Neb., in late September that will include two, six-hour training sessions at each location. Dates and...
NMPP Energy in July received a national award for the development of the NMPP Energy Operations application, which was unveiled earlier this year. CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology industry and workforce, and the...
There has been plenty of national media coverage regarding the rise in gas prices for vehicles. But not so much regarding the rise in natural gas prices. U.S. natural gas prices have been increasing since the 2020 pandemic year, recently hitting...
The NMPP Energy Joint Operating Committee held annual officer elections for fiscal year 2022-23 at its June board meeting in Lincoln. The 12-member committee consists of the three representatives from each of the four NMPP Energy organizations...
The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Fort Morgan, Colo., in June. The Board typically holds its meetings at the NMPP Energy building in Lincoln, Neb., but decided to hold a meeting in Fort Morgan...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) recently completed its annual Typical Bill Survey for participating members and non-members. This is the 38th year NMPP has conducted the survey, which includes electric, water and wastewater retail rates...
The American Public Power Association (APPA) provides a great opportunity for utilities, regardless of whether they’re a member of APPA or not, to participate in its annual “Survey of Salaries in Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities.” The...
For municipal utilities owning their own natural gas distribution systems, there is a current golden opportunity to secure grant funding to upgrade aging municipal natural gas distribution infrastructure. The federal Infrastructure Investment...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) awarded Jerry Fales, electric commissioner for the City of Cozad, Neb., with the Bob Arraj Service Award at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 23, 2022. The award is presented annually to an official...
NMPP Energy presented its Project of the Year Awards at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 23. The awards are presented annually to NMPP Energy communities to recognize projects or programs that create a more cohesive community...
NMPP Energy presented its Project of the Year Awards to four communities at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 23. The awards are presented annually to NMPP Energy communities to recognize projects or programs that create a more...
The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA) elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2022-23 at its annual meeting held in February. Those elected to one-year terms as officers of the board of directors beginning April 1 were: Chris...