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