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Electricity Providers and Their Rates
Nebraska

2008

In 2008, Nebraskans paid an average of eight cents per kilowatthour for electricity.  The industrial, commercial, and residential sectors each paid an average rate of five, eight, and eight cents per kilowatthour, respectively.  The transportation category had no customers and therefore no rate.  Beginning with the 2003 data, the transportation category replaced the "other" category for the sales of power to electrified rail and urban transit systems whose primary propulsive energy source was electricity.

The state's electricity was supplied by 159 companies whose average 2008 rates ranged from the Western Area Power Administration's 2.18 cents to the Northwest Rural Public Power District's 12.60 cents per kilowatthour.  Residential rates ranged from the Village of Hildreth's 3.69 cents to the Northwest Rural Public Power District's 13.21 cents per kilowatthour.  Commercial rates ranged from the Western Area Power Administration's 2.18 cents to the Northwest Rural Public Power District's 16.83 cents per kilowatthour.  Industrial rates ranged from the Omaha Public Power District's 3.82 cents to the Village of Hemingford's 18.47 cents per kilowatthour.

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Nebraska's Electricity Rates by Company and by Sector
2008

(Price per Kilowatthour)

Company Ownership Sectors
Commercial Industrial Residential Transportation1 Average
State of Nebraska $0.0767 $0.0480 $0.0812 $0.0000 $0.0786
Alliance, City of Municipal2 $0.0764 $0.0579 $0.0669 $0.0000 $0.0675
Ansley, City of Municipal2 $0.0854 $0.0000 $0.0817 $0.0000 $0.0833
Arapahoe, City of Municipal2 $0.0988 $0.0000 $0.1067 $0.0000 $0.1027
Arnold, Village of Municipal2 $0.0758 $0.0000 $0.0731 $0.0000 $0.0743
Auburn Board of Public Works Municipal2 $0.0687 $0.0602 $0.0618 $0.0000 $0.0633
Bartley, Village of Municipal2 $0.0764 $0.0000 $0.0921 $0.0000 $0.0844
Battle Creek, City of Municipal2 $0.0787 $0.0964 $0.0800 $0.0000 $0.0800
Bayard, City of Municipal2 $0.1007 $0.1212 $0.0952 $0.0000 $0.0998
Beatrice, City of Municipal2 $0.0742 $0.0664 $0.0714 $0.0000 $0.0694
Beaver City, City of Municipal2 $0.0806 $0.0000 $0.0799 $0.0000 $0.0800
Benkelman, City of Municipal2 $0.0846 $0.0000 $0.0829 $0.0000 $0.0838
Blue Hill, City of Municipal2 $0.0697 $0.0601 $0.0608 $0.0000 $0.0638
Bradshaw, Village of Municipal2 $0.0927 $0.1438 $0.0765 $0.0000 $0.0945
Brainard, Village of Municipal2 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0696 $0.0000 $0.0696
Bridgeport Utilities, City of Municipal2 $0.0698 $0.0000 $0.0740 $0.0000 $0.0719
Broken Bow, City of Municipal2 $0.0579 $0.0418 $0.0540 $0.0000 $0.0497
Burt County Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.1409 $0.1158 $0.0907 $0.0000 $0.0981
Burwell, City of Municipal2 $0.0766 $0.0575 $0.0723 $0.0000 $0.0728
Butler County Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0861 $0.1633 $0.0837 $0.0000 $0.0936
Callaway, Village of Municipal2 $0.0639 $0.0000 $0.0712 $0.0000 $0.0686
Cambridge, City of Municipal2 $0.0890 $0.0539 $0.0968 $0.0000 $0.0655
Campbell, Village of Municipal2 $0.0932 $0.0727 $0.1145 $0.0000 $0.1053
Cedar-Knox Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0635 $0.0980 $0.0709 $0.0000 $0.0735
Central City, City of Municipal2 $0.0846 $0.0797 $0.0776 $0.0000 $0.0800
Chappell, City of Municipal2 $0.0732 $0.0000 $0.0618 $0.0000 $0.0677
Cherry-Todd Electric Coop, Inc. Cooperative4 $0.0618 $0.0000 $0.0697 $0.0000 $0.0650
Chester, Village of Municipal2 $0.1127 $0.0000 $0.0853 $0.0000 $0.0944
Chimney Rock Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.1038 $0.1152 $0.1179 $0.0000 $0.1144
Cornhusker Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0598 $0.0596 $0.0797 $0.0000 $0.0671
Cozad Board of Public Works Municipal2 $0.0636 $0.0465 $0.0715 $0.0000 $0.0587
Crete, City of Municipal2 $0.0549 $0.0457 $0.0548 $0.0000 $0.0498
Cuming County Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0737 $0.0968 $0.0791 $0.0000 $0.0791
Curtis, City of Municipal2 $0.0855 $0.0699 $0.0760 $0.0000 $0.0761
Custer Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0996 $0.0000 $0.0901 $0.0000 $0.0956
Davenport, Village of Municipal2 $0.0809 $0.0000 $0.0817 $0.0000 $0.0814
David City, City of Municipal2 $0.0809 $0.0722 $0.0748 $0.0000 $0.0744
Dawson County Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0671 $0.0827 $0.0727 $0.0000 $0.0757
Decatur, Village of Municipal2 $0.0831 $0.0000 $0.1301 $0.0000 $0.1109
Deshler, City of Municipal2 $0.0826 $0.0000 $0.0971 $0.0000 $0.0909
De Witt, Village of Municipal2 $0.0872 $0.0711 $0.0723 $0.0000 $0.0723
Dorchester, Village of Municipal2 $0.0588 $0.1667 $0.0817 $0.0000 $0.0700
Edgar, City of Municipal2 $0.0723 $0.0574 $0.0735 $0.0000 $0.0718
Elkhorn Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0691 $0.0477 $0.0855 $0.0000 $0.0774
Emerson, City of Municipal2 $0.0879 $0.0000 $0.0879 $0.0000 $0.0879
Endicott, Village of Municipal2 $0.1011 $0.0000 $0.0876 $0.0000 $0.0891
Fairbury, City of Municipal2 $0.0772 $0.0573 $0.0757 $0.0000 $0.0685
Fairmont, Village of Municipal2 $0.0813 $0.0000 $0.0847 $0.0000 $0.0832
Falls City, City of Municipal2 $0.0629 $0.0965 $0.0726 $0.0000 $0.0700
Franklin, City of Municipal2 $0.0980 $0.0000 $0.0962 $0.0000 $0.0971
Fremont, City of Municipal2 $0.0633 $0.0462 $0.0566 $0.0000 $0.0515
Friend, City of Municipal2 $0.0736 $0.0000 $0.0826 $0.0000 $0.0785
Gering, City of Municipal2 $0.0883 $0.0903 $0.1105 $0.0000 $0.1006
Giltner, City of Municipal2 $0.1011 $0.1091 $0.0800 $0.0000 $0.0894
Gothenburg, City of Municipal2 $0.0668 $0.0600 $0.0624 $0.0000 $0.0625
Grand Island, City of Municipal2 $0.0802 $0.0597 $0.0780 $0.0000 $0.0703
Grant, City of Municipal2 $0.0742 $0.0711 $0.0733 $0.0000 $0.0732
Greenwood, Village of Municipal2 $0.0880 $0.0000 $0.0781 $0.0000 $0.0824
Hampton, Village of Municipal2 $0.0716 $0.0000 $0.0807 $0.0000 $0.0763
Hastings, City of Municipal2 $0.0732 $0.0515 $0.0817 $0.0000 $0.0631
Hebron, City of Municipal2 $0.0670 $0.0000 $0.0764 $0.0000 $0.0705
Hemingford, Village of Municipal2 $0.0883 $0.1847 $0.0993 $0.0000 $0.1003
Hickman, City of Municipal2 $0.0924 $0.0545 $0.0820 $0.0000 $0.0807
High West Energy, Inc. Cooperative4 $0.0996 $0.0918 $0.1033 $0.0000 $0.0945
Highline Electric Association Cooperative4 $0.0995 $0.1136 $0.1027 $0.0000 $0.1113
Hildreth, Village of Municipal2 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0369 $0.0000 $0.0369
Holbrook, Village of Municipal2 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1127 $0.0000 $0.1127
Holdrege, City of Municipal2 $0.0644 $0.0367 $0.0691 $0.0000 $0.0521
Howard Greeley Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0802 $0.1161 $0.0770 $0.0000 $0.0849
Hubbell, City of Municipal2 $0.1047 $0.1035 $0.1045 $0.0000 $0.1041
Imperial, City of Municipal2 $0.0720 $0.0445 $0.0795 $0.0000 $0.0739
Indianola, City of Municipal2 $0.0869 $0.0000 $0.1013 $0.0000 $0.0956
KBR Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0952 $0.1198 $0.0963 $0.0000 $0.1032
Kimball, City of Municipal2 $0.0763 $0.0924 $0.0760 $0.0000 $0.0780
LaCreek Electric Association, Inc. Cooperative4 $0.0678 $0.0675 $0.0752 $0.0000 $0.0704
Laurel, City of Municipal2 $0.0564 $0.0000 $0.0802 $0.0000 $0.0690
Leigh, Village of Municipal2 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0729 $0.0000 $0.0729
Lexington, City of Municipal2 $0.0725 $0.0458 $0.0683 $0.0000 $0.0562
Lincoln Electric System Municipal2 $0.0616 $0.0505 $0.0760 $0.0000 $0.0648
Lodgepole, City of Municipal2 $0.0981 $0.0000 $0.0970 $0.0000 $0.0974
Loup River Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0648 $0.0412 $0.0642 $0.0000 $0.0507
Loup Valleys Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0580 $0.0959 $0.0726 $0.0000 $0.0718
Lyman, Village of Municipal2 $0.1303 $0.0969 $0.0881 $0.0000 $0.0965
Lyons, City of Municipal2 $0.0831 $0.0000 $0.0848 $0.0000 $0.0840
Madison, City of Municipal2 $0.0596 $0.0423 $0.0534 $0.0000 $0.0465
McCook Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0725 $0.0463 $0.0946 $0.0000 $0.0576
Midwest Electric Member Corp. Cooperative4 $0.0847 $0.1131 $0.1082 $0.0000 $0.1067
Minden, City of Municipal2 $0.0901 $0.0000 $0.0952 $0.0000 $0.0927
Mitchell, City of Municipal2 $0.0836 $0.0000 $0.0829 $0.0000 $0.0832
Morrill, Village of Municipal2 $0.0818 $0.0967 $0.0743 $0.0000 $0.0823
Mullen, Village of Municipal2 $0.0745 $0.0000 $0.0814 $0.0000 $0.0790
Nebraska City, City of Municipal2 $0.0778 $0.0667 $0.0828 $0.0000 $0.0746
Nebraska Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0688 $0.0437 $0.0894 $0.0000 $0.0643
Neligh, City of Municipal2 $0.0696 $0.0000 $0.0811 $0.0000 $0.0753
Nelson, City of Municipal2 $0.0581 $0.0000 $0.0956 $0.0000 $0.0791
Niobrara Electric Association, Inc. Cooperative4 $0.1564 $0.0951 $0.1308 $0.0000 $0.1254
Niobrara Valley El Member Corp. Cooperative4 $0.0000 $0.0822 $0.0843 $0.0000 $0.0832
Norris Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0847 $0.0531 $0.0716 $0.0000 $0.0638
North Central Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0888 $0.0000 $0.0826 $0.0000 $0.0857
North Platte, City of Municipal2 $0.0622 $0.0000 $0.0746 $0.0000 $0.0669
Northeast Nebraska Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0511 $0.0913 $0.0764 $0.0000 $0.0650
Northwest Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.1683 $0.1156 $0.1321 $0.0000 $0.1260
Omaha Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0636 $0.0382 $0.0782 $0.0000 $0.0613
Ord, City of Municipal2 $0.0656 $0.0000 $0.0554 $0.0000 $0.0601
Oxford, Village of Municipal2 $0.0820 $0.0000 $0.0854 $0.0000 $0.0837
Panhandle Rural Electric Membership Association Cooperative4 $0.1241 $0.0000 $0.1088 $0.0000 $0.1192
Pender, City of Municipal2 $0.0681 $0.0000 $0.0749 $0.0000 $0.0710
Perennial Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0780 $0.0608 $0.0755 $0.0000 $0.0667
Pierce, City of Municipal2 $0.0756 $0.0463 $0.0700 $0.0000 $0.0705
Plainview, City of Municipal2 $0.0799 $0.0733 $0.0936 $0.0000 $0.0865
Polk, Village of Municipal2 $0.0799 $0.1211 $0.0959 $0.0000 $0.1014
Polk County Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0728 $0.1292 $0.0884 $0.0000 $0.0933
Prague, Village of Municipal2 $0.0797 $0.0000 $0.0750 $0.0000 $0.0759
Randolph, City of Municipal2 $0.0723 $0.1250 $0.0825 $0.0000 $0.0781
Red Cloud, City of Municipal2 $0.0534 $0.0497 $0.0986 $0.0000 $0.0755
Reynolds, Village of Municipal2 $0.0569 $0.0000 $0.0836 $0.0000 $0.0703
Roosevelt Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.1027 $0.0975 $0.0964 $0.0000 $0.0974
St. Paul, City of Municipal2 $0.0860 $0.0652 $0.0803 $0.0000 $0.0774
Sargent, City of Municipal2 $0.0831 $0.0955 $0.0827 $0.0000 $0.0842
Schuyler, City of Municipal2 $0.0711 $0.0503 $0.0703 $0.0000 $0.0562
Scribner, City of Municipal2 $0.0795 $0.0000 $0.0858 $0.0000 $0.0822
Seward, City of Municipal2 $0.0769 $0.0620 $0.0852 $0.0000 $0.0755
Seward County Rural Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.1000 $0.0728 $0.0767 $0.0000 $0.0837
Shickley, Village of Municipal2 $0.0766 $0.0000 $0.0863 $0.0000 $0.0823
Sidney, City of Municipal2 $0.1297 $0.0473 $0.0921 $0.0000 $0.0826
Snyder, City of Municipal2 $0.0735 $0.0676 $0.0696 $0.0000 $0.0691
South Central Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.1003 $0.0538 $0.0744 $0.0000 $0.0785
South Sioux City, City of Municipal2 $0.0654 $0.0000 $0.0891 $0.0000 $0.0718
Southern Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0972 $0.0616 $0.0733 $0.0000 $0.0658
Southwest Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0908 $0.0459 $0.0730 $0.0000 $0.0782
Spalding, Village of Municipal2 $0.0776 $0.0000 $0.0664 $0.0000 $0.0708
Spencer, City of Municipal2 $0.0608 $0.0000 $0.0647 $0.0000 $0.0633
Stanton County Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0980 $0.0677 $0.0900 $0.0000 $0.0901
Stratton, City of Municipal2 $0.0667 $0.0000 $0.0967 $0.0000 $0.0817
Stromsburg, City of Municipal2 $0.1190 $0.0805 $0.0790 $0.0000 $0.0873
Stuart, City of Municipal2 $0.0879 $0.0000 $0.1025 $0.0000 $0.0963
Superior, City of Municipal2 $0.0942 $0.0843 $0.0967 $0.0000 $0.0934
Sutton, City of Municipal2 $0.0829 $0.0000 $0.0915 $0.0000 $0.0869
Syracuse, City of Municipal2 $0.0807 $0.0675 $0.0815 $0.0000 $0.0769
Talmage, Village of Municipal2 $0.0424 $0.0000 $0.0715 $0.0000 $0.0658
Tecumseh, City of Municipal2 $0.0777 $0.0614 $0.0866 $0.0000 $0.0765
Trenton, City of Municipal2 $0.0697 $0.0000 $0.0955 $0.0000 $0.0824
Twin Valleys Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0909 $0.1102 $0.0897 $0.0000 $0.0951
Valentine, City of Municipal2 $0.0660 $0.0000 $0.0601 $0.0000 $0.0630
Wahoo, City of Municipal2 $0.0614 $0.0449 $0.0608 $0.0000 $0.0532
Wakefield, City of Municipal2 $0.0796 $0.0500 $0.0822 $0.0000 $0.0560
Walthill, Village of Municipal2 $0.0868 $0.0000 $0.0806 $0.0000 $0.0831
Wauneta, Village of Municipal2 $0.0904 $0.0968 $0.0753 $0.0000 $0.0813
Wayne, City of Municipal2 $0.0497 $0.0000 $0.0830 $0.0000 $0.0599
West Point, City of Municipal2 $0.0639 $0.0539 $0.0633 $0.0000 $0.0577
Western Area Power Administration Federal6 $0.0218 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0218
Wheat Belt Public Power District Political Subdivision3 $0.0972 $0.1001 $0.1089 $0.0000 $0.1013
Wilber, City of Municipal2 $0.0640 $0.1569 $0.0660 $0.0000 $0.0656
Wilcox, Village of Municipal2 $0.0988 $0.0000 $0.0684 $0.0000 $0.0738
Winside, Village of Municipal2 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0735 $0.0000 $0.0735
Wisner, City of Municipal2 $0.0719 $0.1597 $0.0705 $0.0000 $0.0754
Wood River, City of Municipal2 $0.0734 $0.0000 $0.0779 $0.0000 $0.0758
Wymore, City of Municipal2 $0.0572 $0.0000 $0.0793 $0.0000 $0.0709
Wyrulec Company Cooperative4 $0.0834 $0.0000 $0.1316 $0.0000 $0.0885
Y-W Electric Association, Inc. Cooperative4 $0.0000 $0.1156 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1156

Sources: EIA-861 Database.  Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: NA = Not Available. 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 Beginning with the 2003 data, the Transportation Sector replaces the Other Sector for the sales of power to electrified rail and urban transit systems whose primary propulsive energy source is electricity.

2 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.

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

4 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.

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

6 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 December 23, 2010.

Typically, there is one year between updates.