National Public Gas Agency News

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

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...
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 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...
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...
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 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 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) 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...
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 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...
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...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will hold its annual series of electric utility training sessions on a variety of topics at three different locations across Nebraska starting in April. Locations include Lincoln, Broken Bow and Sidney and will...
The City of Hebron, Neb., in January became the newest member of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP). The City is the county seat of Thayer County, Neb., in southeast Nebraska and has a population of approximately 1,600. As a member of NMPP...
Utility leaders and city officials from the region will gather as NMPP Energy holds its Annual Conference March 22-24 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln, Neb. The keynote speaker will be Mark Nutsch, a former Green Beret...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool board of directors at their November quarterly meeting approved its Legislative Guidelines for 2022. The guidelines are available here. The guidelines serve as a statement of legislative policy accepted by the...
Natural gas prices in the U.S. have been on the rise over the past year and are expected to continue climbing into the winter. The spot price at Henry Hub in September averaged $5.16 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), which is up from...
NMPP Energy recently developed a real-time alerts status emergency communication notification system for members of the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) and National Public Gas Agency (NPGA). NMPP Energy Alerts, developed in-house by...