National Public Gas Agency News

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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, CGCIODirector 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...
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...
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...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) awarded Russ Pfeil, utility superintendent for the City of Alma, Neb., with the Bob Arraj Service Award at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 22, 2023. The award is presented annually to an official...
NMPP Energy awarded the City of Wall Lake, Iowa, with a Project of the Year Award for its Electric Line Rebuild Project at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 22. The award is presented annually to honor a project or program in an NMPP...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP), the energy-related services organization of NMPP Energy, elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2023-24 at its annual meeting March 22 in Lincoln, Neb. Those elected to one-year...
Natural Gas Utility Worker's Day will be celebrated March 18. In 2015, the American Public Gas Association Marketing & Sales Committee began discussing how they believed natural gas utility workers deserved a day to be recognized for their hard...
The National Public Gas Agency (NPGA), the wholesale natural gas entity of NMPP Energy, elected officers for its board of directors for fiscal year 2023-24 at its annual meeting held Feb. 9. Those elected to one-year terms as officers of the...
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...