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Nebraska's Electricity Expenditures in the
Agricultural Sector

Expenditures on electricity increased to $306.2 million in 2012, which was a 32–percent increase from 2011 expenditures of $232.0 million. The 2012 expenditure sets a new record high for the second consecutive year. Previous record highs were set in 2011 at $232.0 million and 2008 at $194.3 million. The annual expenditures for electricity in the agricultural sector in Nebraska are listed and graphed below. The expenditures are in nominal dollars to provide a better comparison.

line chart showing Nebraska's Electricity Expenditures in the Agricultural Sector from 1949 through 2012.

Nebraska's
Electricity Expenditures in the
Agricultural Sector
1949 – 2012

(Million Nominal Dollars)

Year Expense Year Expense Year Expense
2010 . . . . . . $190.8 2020 . . . . . . NA 2030 . . . . . . NA
2011 . . . . . . $232.0 2021 . . . . . . NA 2031 . . . . . . NA
2012 . . . . . . $306.2 2022 . . . . . . NA 2032 . . . . . . NA
2013 . . . . . . NA 2023 . . . . . . NA 2033 . . . . . . NA
2014 . . . . . . NA 2024 . . . . . . NA 2034 . . . . . . NA
2015 . . . . . . NA 2025 . . . . . . NA 2035 . . . . . . NA
2016 . . . . . . NA 2026 . . . . . . NA 2036 . . . . . . NA
2017 . . . . . . NA 2027 . . . . . . NA 2037 . . . . . . NA
2018 . . . . . . NA 2028 . . . . . . NA 2038 . . . . . . NA
2019 . . . . . . NA 2029 . . . . . . NA 2039 . . . . . . NA
Year Expense Year Expense Year Expense
1980 . . . . . . $66.8 1990 . . . . . . $104.1 2000 . . . . . . $112.9
1981 . . . . . . $75.1 1991 . . . . . . $104.1 2001 . . . . . . $140.7
1982 . . . . . . $86.1 1992 . . . . . . $102.0 2002 . . . . . . $164.1
1983 . . . . . . $83.2 1993 . . . . . . $101.7 2003 . . . . . . $148.9
1984 . . . . . . $86.0 1994 . . . . . . $113.4 2004 . . . . . . $134.6
1985 . . . . . . $78.0 1995 . . . . . . $100.7 2005 . . . . . . $136.7
1986 . . . . . . $74.2 1996 . . . . . . $112.0 2006 . . . . . . $159.1
1987 . . . . . . $88.6 1997 . . . . . . $117.2 2007 . . . . . . $160.9
1988 . . . . . . $96.1 1998 . . . . . . $120.8 2008 . . . . . . $194.3
1989 . . . . . . $106.7 1999 . . . . . . $104.2 2009 . . . . . . $165.6
Year Expense Year Expense Year Expense
1950 . . . . . . $1.4 1960 . . . . . . $3.4 1970 . . . . . . $6.4
1951 . . . . . . $1.8 1961 . . . . . . $3.6 1971 . . . . . . $6.6
1952 . . . . . . $1.9 1962 . . . . . . $3.8 1972 . . . . . . $7.0
1953 . . . . . . $2.3 1963 . . . . . . $4.0 1973 . . . . . . $7.6
1954 . . . . . . $2.3 1964 . . . . . . $4.4 1974 . . . . . . $10.0
1955 . . . . . . $2.3 1965 . . . . . . $4.5 1975 . . . . . . $16.1
1956 . . . . . . $2.4 1966 . . . . . . $4.9 1976 . . . . . . $28.9
1957 . . . . . . $2.5 1967 . . . . . . $5.0 1977 . . . . . . $43.0
1958 . . . . . . $2.7 1968 . . . . . . $5.7 1978 . . . . . . $63.0
1959 . . . . . . $3.1 1969 . . . . . . $6.4 1979 . . . . . . $64.4
Year Expense
1949 . . . . . . $1.6

Sources: United States Department of Agriculture. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Note: The personal use of electricity by farm families is not included in these figures.

The table and graph were updated on January 15, 2014.
Typically, there is one year between updates.