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Electricity Providers and Their Consumers
in Nebraska

2002

In 2002, the state had 921,935 electricity consumers supplied by 162 companies.  Eighty (80) percent of Nebraska's customers were residential, 14 percent were commercial, one percent were industrial, and five percent fell in the "other" category which may include public street and highway lighting, sales to electrified railroads and railways, interdepartmental sales1, or sales to public authorities and any customers not otherwise provided in the residential, commercial, or industrial sectors.

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Nebraska's Electricity Consumer Count
by Company and by Sector

2002

Company Ownership Consumers
Commercial Industrial Other2 Residential Total
State of Nebraska 125,026 10,642 44,789 741,478 921,935
Alliance, City of Municipal3 761 11 286 4,140 5,198
Ansley, City of Municipal3 69 NA NA 273 342
Arapahoe, City of Municipal3 140 NA 50 510 700
Arnold, Village of Municipal3 126 NA 35 360 521
Auburn Board of Public Works Municipal3 637 12 28 2,175 2,852
Bartley, Village of Municipal3 NA NA NA 189 189
Battle Creek, City of Municipal3 55 6 22 470 553
Bayard, City of Municipal3 112 5 NA 534 651
Beatrice Board of Public Works Municipal3 790 156 449 5,841 7,236
Beaver City, City of Municipal3 31 NA NA 359 390
Benkelman, City of Municipal3 152 NA 1 484 637
Blue Hill, City of Municipal3 71 2 28 349 450
Bradshaw, Village of Municipal3 20 5 6 159 190
Brainard, Village of Municipal3 NA NA NA 220 220
Bridgeport Utilities, City of Municipal3 241 NA 15 783 1,039
Broken Bow, City of Municipal3 424 3 4 1,833 2,264
Burt County Public Power District Political Subdivision4 184 24 458 3,391 4,057
Burwell, City of Municipal3 141 1 4 582 728
Butler County Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 395 809 169 4,686 6,059
Callaway, Village of Municipal3 50 NA NA 325 375
Cambridge, City of Municipal3 119 NA 1 503 623
Campbell, Village of Municipal3 60 2 1 187 250
Cedar-Knox Public Power Political Subdivision4 547 132 1,249 4,579 6,507
Central City, City of Municipal3 266 12 NA 1,392 1,670
Chappell, City of Municipal3 431 NA 21 514 966
Cherry-Todd Electric Coop, Inc. Cooperative5 12 NA 477 310 799
Chester, Village of Municipal3 61 NA NA 156 217
Chimney Rock Public Power District Political Subdivision4 261 NA 568 1,865 2,694
Clarkson, City of Municipal3 85 NA 14 327 426
Cornhusker Public Power District Political Subdivision4 307 7 2,888 5,299 8,501
Cozad, Board of Public Works Municipal3 311 3 4 1,780 2,098
Crete, City of Municipal3 360 3 2 2,235 2,600
Cuming County Public Power District Political Subdivision4 333 249 269 3,038 3,889
Curtis, City of Municipal3 183 11 NA 519 713
Custer Public Power District Political Subdivision4 860 NA 3,921 4,337 9,118
Davenport, Village of Municipal3 44 NA NA 175 219
David City, City of Municipal3 199 32 12 1,146 1,389
Dawson County Public Power District Political Subdivision4 1,258 3 4,638 14,375 20,274
Decatur, Village of Municipal3 49 NA 15 327 391
Deshler, City of Municipal3 101 NA 1 408 510
De Witt, Village of Municipal3 24 1 11 277 313
Dorchester, Village of Municipal3 25 NA 19 257 301
Edgar, City of Municipal3 90 9 NA 254 353
Elk Creek, Village of Municipal3 7 NA NA 68 75
Elkhorn Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 541 24 2,302 5,661 8,528
Emerson, City of Municipal3 72 NA NA 349 421
Endicott, Village of Municipal3 9 NA NA 78 87
Fairbury, City of Municipal3 537 18 NA 2,771 3,326
Fairmont, Village of Municipal3 87 NA NA 283 370
Falls City, City of Municipal3 538 16 1 2,233 2,788
Franklin, City of Municipal3 159 NA 1 601 761
Fremont, City of Municipal3 1,445 479 452 11,547 13,923
Friend, City of Municipal3 146 NA NA 516 662
Gering, City of Municipal3 409 39 39 3,184 3,671
Giltner, City of Municipal3 36 5 2 169 212
Gothenburg, City of Municipal3 335 15 33 1,455 1,838
Grand Island, City of Municipal3 3,164 76 162 18,841 22,243
Grant, City of Municipal3 174 9 2 608 793
Greenwood, Village of Municipal3 34 NA NA 251 285
Hampton, Village of Municipal3 44 NA 20 198 262
Hastings, City of Municipal3 1,926 76 133 10,325 12,460
Hebron, City of Municipal3 218 NA NA 761 979
Hemingford, Village of Municipal3 112 NA 188 388 688
Hickman, City of Municipal3 46 1 NA 448 495
High West Energy, Inc. Cooperative5 520 557 61 1,671 2,809
Highline Electric Association Cooperative5 130 1,070 2 760 1,962
Hildreth, Village of Municipal3 NA NA NA 245 245
Holbrook, Village of Municipal3 NA NA NA 166 166
Holdrege, City of Municipal3 478 2 96 2,756 3,332
Howard Greeley Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 460 634 88 3,427 4,609
Hubbell, City of Municipal3 15 2 NA 45 62
Imperial, City of Municipal3 270 35 17 879 1,201
Indianola, City of Municipal3 34 NA NA 340 374
KBR Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 934 NA 16 3,019 3,969
Kimball, City of Municipal3 384 13 1 1,275 1,673
LaCreek Electric Association, Inc. Cooperative5 11 NA 36 152 199
Laurel, City of Municipal3 135 NA 1 455 591
Leigh, Village of Municipal3 NA NA NA 299 299
Lexington, City of Municipal3 579 2 145 3,284 4,010
Lincoln Electric System Municipal3 13,565 235 1,413 100,442 115,655
Lodgepole, City of Municipal3 62 NA NA 188 250
Loup River Public Power District Political Subdivision4 2,700 33 819 14,000 17,552
Loup Valleys Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 372 NA 2,013 2,360 4,745
Lyman, Village of Municipal3 63 18 24 179 284
Lyons, City of Municipal3 111 NA 2 490 603
Madison, City of Municipal3 172 2 NA 828 1,002
McCook Public Power District Political Subdivision4 300 2 844 3,401 4,547
Midwest Electric Member Corp. Cooperative5 1,015 1,380 22 3,039 5,456
Minden, City of Municipal3 290 NA 6 1,277 1,573
Mitchell, City of Municipal3 149 1 5 757 912
Morrill, Village of Municipal3 159 7 57 697 920
Mullen, Village of Municipal3 74 NA NA 314 388
Nebraska City, City of Municipal3 851 23 458 4,610 5,942
Nebraska Public Power District Political Subdivision4 14,979 55 2,894 68,402 86,330
Neligh, City of Municipal3 204 NA 78 754 1,036
Nelson, City of Municipal3 45 NA 23 290 358
Niobrara Electric Association, Inc. Cooperative5 316 NA 25 478 819
Niobrara Valley El Member Corp. Cooperative5 NA 761 99 4,389 5,249
Norris Public Power District Political Subdivision4 4,077 55 125 12,883 17,140
North Central Public Power District Political Subdivision4 1,375 NA 10 3,565 4,950
North Platte, City of Municipal3 1,669 NA 2 10,696 12,367
Northeast Nebraska Public Power District Political Subdivision4 649 38 580 6,969 8,236
Northwest Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 169 514 808 1,543 3,034
Omaha Public Power District Political Subdivision4 37,807 117 594 266,464 304,982
Ord, City of Municipal3 247 NA 4 1,120 1,371
Oxford, Village of Municipal3 85 NA 27 419 531
Panama, Village of Municipal3 NA NA NA 106 106
Panhandle Rural El Member Association Cooperative5 1,724 NA 14 1,829 3,567
Pender, City of Municipal3 150 NA NA 500 650
Perennial Public Power District Political Subdivision4 301 1,656 480 4,571 7,008
Pierce, City of Municipal3 148 12 12 969 1,141
Plainview, City of Municipal3 152 1 28 671 852
Polk, Village of Municipal3 49 1 NA 203 253
Polk County Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 382 1 925 2,696 4,004
Prague, Village of Municipal3 18 NA 9 153 180
Randolph, City of Municipal3 129 3 NA 467 599
Red Cloud, City of Municipal3 141 12 14 676 843
Reynolds, Village of Municipal3 7 NA NA 58 65
Roosevelt Public Power District Political Subdivision4 523 404 14 1,844 2,785
St. Paul, City of Municipal3 204 12 30 985 1,231
Sargent, City of Municipal3 105 NA 15 358 478
Schuyler, City of Municipal3 279 139 48 2,057 2,523
Scribner, City of Municipal3 111 1 40 437 589
Seward, City of Municipal3 286 3 1 2,263 2,553
Seward County Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision4 1,373 1 17 2,975 4,366
Shickley, Village of Municipal3 51 NA 10 181 242
Sidney, City of Municipal3 698 40 38 3,618 4,394
Snyder, City of Municipal3 34 4 9 159 206
South Central Public Power District Political Subdivision4 3,222 7 17 3,804 7,050
South Sioux City, City of Municipal3 748 NA NA 4,613 5,361
Southern Public Power District State6 2,072 239 7,765 14,765 24,841
Southwest Public Power District Political Subdivision4 714 13 2,677 2,279 5,683
Spalding, Village of Municipal3 117 NA NA 285 402
Spencer, City of Municipal3 64 NA 1 275 340
Stanton County Public Power District Political Subdivision4 781 1 47 1,866 2,695
Stratton, City of Municipal3 61 NA 22 213 296
Stromsburg, City of Municipal3 130 7 20 506 663
Stuart, City of Municipal3 96 NA 4 271 371
Superior, City of Municipal3 244 13 1 1,112 1,370
Sutton, City of Municipal3 132 NA 50 676 858
Syracuse, City of Municipal3 171 16 9 958 1,154
Talmage, Village of Municipal3 27 NA NA 118 145
Tecumseh, City of Municipal3 197 4 8 852 1,061
Trenton, City of Municipal3 85 NA 17 340 442
Twin Valleys Public Power District Political Subdivision4 897 NA 751 4,205 5,853
Valentine, City of Municipal3 352 NA NA 1,531 1,883
Wahoo, City of Municipal3 348 27 52 1,710 2,137
Wakefield, City of Municipal3 54 1 NA 541 596
Walthill, Village of Municipal3 54 NA NA 283 337
Wauneta, Village of Municipal3 90 19 27 333 469
Wayne, City of Municipal3 340 42 42 1,985 2,409
West Point, City of Municipal3 297 68 8 1,487 1,860
Western Area Power Administration Federal7 NA NA 16 NA 16
Wheat Belt Public Power District Political Subdivision4 379 7 942 3,415 4,743
Wilber, City of Municipal3 118 6 24 799 947
Wilcox, Village of Municipal3 20 NA NA 174 194
Winside, Village of Municipal3 9 NA 1 266 276
Wisner, City of Municipal3 163 2 NA 627 792
Wood River, City of Municipal3 134 NA NA 430 564
Wymore, City of Municipal3 132 NA NA 740 872
Wyrulec Company Cooperative5 34 NA 188 258 480
Y-W Electric Association, Inc. Cooperative5 NA 68 NA NA 68

Sources: Electric Sales and Revenue.  Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: NA = Not Applicable. Organizations, groups, companies, or individuals in our links pages are for information only and are not an endorsement by the State of Nebraska or the Nebraska Energy Office and its management or staff.

1 Interdepartmental sales are sales of electricity by the electric department to the gas department of a municipal utility that sells both gas and electricity to its customers.

2 Other includes ultimate customers not otherwise provided in residential, commercial, or industrial.  This customer class may include public street and highway lighting, sales to electrified railroads and railways, interdepartmental1 sales, or sales to public authorities.

3 Municipals could be described as cities, towns, and villages, which purchase or generate electric power primarily for distribution and resale to the citizens within their municipal borders.  They are generally regulated by elected city councils.

4 A political subdivision is similar to counties, utility districts, or irrigation districts.

5 A cooperative electric utility is an electric utility legally established to be owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its service.  The utility company will generate, transmit, and/or distribute supplies of electric energy to a specified area not being serviced by another utility.  Such ventures are generally exempt from federal income tax laws.  Most electric cooperatives have been initially financed by the Rural Utilities Service (prior Rural Electrification Administration), U.S. Department of Agriculture.

6 State ownership refers to statewide organizations whose scope is larger than county level.

7 Federal utilities are federal government agencies whose primary function is the production and sale of electricity, either wholesale or retail.  They include utilities under the supervision of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior.

This table was updated on March 22, 2004.

Typically, there is one year between updates.