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Average Cost of Electricity for Irrigation by
Member System of the
Nebraska Rural Electric Association
Nebraska, 1980 – 2004

The "Irrigation Survey" conducted by the Nebraska Rural Electric Association every two years is now an internal document for their members only. The tables below are the numbers from the years that the survey was released to the public. Since the data no longer available, there will be no further updates.

Table 1 of 4

[Cents per Kilowatthour (kWh)]

Year Burt Butler Cedar-
Knox
Cherry-
Todd
Chimney
Rock
Cornhusker Cuming Custer Dawson Annual
Average
2004 $0.1400 $0.1050 $0.0800 $0.0600 $0.0300 $0.0780 $0.0878 $0.0716 $0.0797 $0.0851
2002 $0.1000 $0.0920 $0.0800 $0.0580 $0.0700 $0.0621 $0.0710 $0.0663 $0.0727 $0.0744
2000 $0.0900 $0.0990 $0.0950 $0.0630 $0.0660 $0.0623 $0.0630 $0.0638 $0.0717 $0.0760
1998 $0.1700 $0.1135 $0.0860 $0.0680 $0.0720 $0.0838 $0.1100 $0.0713 $0.0876 $0.0882
1996 $0.1430 $0.1545 $0.0790 $0.0620 $0.0750 $0.0866 $0.1037 $0.0766 $0.1045 $0.0936
1994 $0.1210 $0.1542 $0.0840 $0.0680 $0.0720 $0.1346 $0.1230 $0.0720 $0.1009 $0.0943
1993 $0.4760 $0.1910 $0.3900 $0.0720 $0.0790 $0.1750 $0.1900 $0.1530 $0.2160 $0.1785
1992 $0.1490 $0.4740 $0.1760 $0.0710 $0.0730 $0.2650 $0.1340 $0.0740 $0.0930 $0.1349
1991 $0.0820 $0.0890 $0.0670 $0.0650 $0.0730 $0.0680 $0.0790 $0.0660 $0.0720 $0.0762
1990 $0.1030 $0.0910 $0.0670 $0.0670 $0.0750 $0.0820 $0.1080 $0.0640 $0.0750 $0.0814
1989 $0.0770 $0.0810 NA $0.0610 $0.0680 $0.0720 $0.0820 $0.0650 $0.0860 $0.0754
1988 $0.0800 $0.0810 NA $0.0660 $0.0610 $0.0720 $0.0840 $0.0670 $0.0770 $0.0761
1987 $0.1250 $0.0850 NA $0.0730 $0.0760 $0.0840 $0.1040 $0.0740 $0.0830 $0.0865
1986 $0.1560 $0.1460 NA $0.0540 $0.0690 $0.1360 $0.1510 $0.0710 $0.0770 $0.0963
1985 $0.1080 $0.1210 NA $0.0430 $0.0630 $0.1040 $0.1130 $0.0740 $0.0870 $0.0836
1984 $0.1140 $0.0900 NA $0.0600 $0.0780 $0.0960 $0.1070 $0.0700 $0.0790 $0.0820
1983 $0.1070 $0.0850 NA $0.0650 $0.0730 $0.1040 $0.1200 $0.0770 $0.0800 $0.0846
1982 $0.2810 $0.1550 NA $0.0550 $0.0810 $0.1670 $0.2840 $0.0740 $0.0910 $0.1112
1981 $0.0800 $0.0720 NA $0.0440 $0.0590 $0.0930 $0.0910 $0.0710 $0.0920 $0.0734
1980 $0.0650 $0.0570 NA $0.0420 $0.0500 $0.0620 $0.0630 $0.0470 $0.0590 $0.0546

Table 2 of 4

[Cents per Kilowatthour (kWh)]

Year Elkhorn Franklin High
West
Energy
Highline
Electric
Assn.
Howard
Greeley
KBR Lacreek
Electric
Loup
Valleys
McCook Midwest Niobrara
Electric
Annual
Average
2004 $0.0860 NA $0.0777 $0.0797 $0.0850 $0.1002 $0.0538 $0.0727 $0.0811 $0.0917 $0.0560 $0.0851
2002 $0.0777 NA $0.0662 $0.0690 $0.0730 $0.0940 $0.0527 $0.0675 $0.0797 $0.0798 $0.0478 $0.0744
2000 $0.0766 NA $0.0624 NA $0.0749 $0.0900 NA $0.0704 $0.0792 $0.0740 $0.0488 $0.0760
1998 $0.0940 NA NA NA $0.1050 $0.0917 NA $0.0820 $0.0892 $0.0830 $0.0426 $0.0882
1996 $0.0892 NA NA NA $0.1060 $0.0909 NA $0.0890 $0.1123 $0.1000 $0.0572 $0.0936
1994 $0.1081 NA NA NA $0.1460 $0.0967 NA $0.0950 $0.0849 $0.0900 $0.0558 $0.0943
1993 $0.1600 NA NA NA $0.2050 $0.1020 NA $0.1940 $0.1470 $0.1170 $0.0660 $0.1785
1992 $0.1490 NA NA NA $0.1890 $0.0920 NA $0.1150 $0.1000 $0.1020 $0.0600 $0.1349
1991 $0.0780 NA NA NA $0.0760 $0.0770 NA $0.0690 $0.0760 $0.0880 $0.0640 $0.0762
1990 $0.0870 NA NA NA $0.0860 $0.0780 NA $0.0750 $0.0740 $0.0870 $0.0580 $0.0814
1989 $0.0790 $0.1110 NA NA $0.0820 $0.0770 NA $0.0770 $0.0780 $0.0900 $0.0540 $0.0754
1988 $0.0800 $0.1000 NA NA $0.0840 $0.0860 NA $0.0740 $0.0770 $0.0880 $0.0600 $0.0761
1987 $0.0880 $0.1180 NA NA $0.0880 $0.0830 NA $0.0830 $0.0760 $0.0970 $0.0680 $0.0865
1986 $0.1040 $0.1020 NA NA $0.1180 $0.0970 NA $0.0900 $0.0750 $0.0950 $0.0750 $0.0963
1985 $0.0950 $0.0990 NA NA $0.1010 $0.0800 NA $0.0880 $0.0770 $0.0790 $0.0600 $0.0836
1984 $0.0930 $0.0860 NA NA $0.0830 $0.0840 NA $0.0750 $0.0770 $0.0870 $0.0560 $0.0820
1983 $0.0960 $0.1100 NA NA $0.0830 $0.0970 NA $0.0780 $0.0750 $0.0830 $0.0530 $0.0846
1982 $0.1110 $0.1280 NA NA $0.1080 $0.0840 NA $0.0890 $0.0800 $0.0880 $0.0570 $0.1112
1981 $0.0850 $0.1280 NA NA $0.0760 $0.0670 NA $0.0710 $0.0700 $0.0760 $0.0460 $0.0734
1980 $0.0560 $0.0650 NA NA $0.0590 $0.0570 NA $0.0480 $0.0560 $0.0610 $0.0400 $0.0546

Table 3 of 4

[Cents per Kilowatthour (kWh)]

Year Niobrara
Valley
Norris North
Central
Northeast
Nebraska
Northwest Panhandle Perennial Polk Roosevelt Annual
Average
2004 $0.0780 $0.1136 $0.0775 $0.0740 $0.0900 $0.0862 $0.0990 $0.0950 $0.0702 $0.0851
2002 $0.0700 $0.0909 $0.0677 $0.0476 $0.0796 $0.0756 $0.0791 $0.0860 $0.0612 $0.0744
2000 $0.0670 $0.0908 $0.0642 $0.0597 $0.0850 $0.0870 $0.0829 $0.0820 $0.0643 $0.0760
1998 $0.0770 $0.1270 $0.0700 $0.0894 $0.0955 $0.0410 NA $0.0960 $0.0705 $0.0882
1996 $0.0717 NA $0.0556 $0.1070 $0.0951 $0.0939 NA $0.1034 $0.0773 $0.0936
1994 $0.0816 NA $0.0884 $0.1010 $0.0799 $0.0423 NA $0.1159 $0.0774 $0.0943
1993 $0.0940 NA $0.1210 $0.5930 $0.1010 $0.0990 NA $0.1900 $0.0900 $0.1785
1992 $0.0880 NA $0.1020 $0.2140 $0.0950 $0.0890 NA $0.3450 $0.0820 $0.1349
1991 $0.0680 NA $0.0680 $0.0710 $0.0850 $0.0910 NA $0.0800 $0.0780 $0.0762
1990 $0.0730 NA $0.0760 $0.0800 $0.0800 $0.0830 NA $0.0910 $0.0820 $0.0814
1989 $0.0710 NA $0.0620 $0.0620 $0.0720 $0.0620 NA $0.0740 $0.0750 $0.0754
1988 $0.0680 NA $0.0650 $0.0590 $0.0830 $0.0700 NA $0.0740 $0.0790 $0.0761
1987 $0.0730 NA $0.0700 $0.0760 $0.0840 $0.0750 NA $0.0930 $0.0910 $0.0865
1986 $0.0820 NA $0.0720 $0.0980 $0.1060 $0.0730 NA $0.1270 $0.0850 $0.0963
1985 $0.0740 NA $0.0700 $0.0750 $0.0680 $0.0540 NA $0.1430 $0.0760 $0.0836
1984 $0.0780 NA $0.0700 $0.0850 $0.0880 $0.0800 NA $0.1010 $0.0680 $0.0820
1983 $0.0790 NA $0.0720 $0.0720 $0.1020 $0.0680 NA $0.1000 $0.0640 $0.0846
1982 $0.0780 NA $0.0740 $0.1240 $0.0950 $0.0720 NA $0.2390 $0.0600 $0.1112
1981 $0.0640 NA $0.0640 $0.0640 NA $0.0580 NA $0.0830 $0.0500 $0.0734
1980 $0.0540 NA $0.0490 $0.0540 $0.0590 $0.0240 NA $0.0610 $0.0400 $0.0546

Table 4 of 4

[Cents per Kilowatthour (kWh)]

Year Rural
Electric
Seward South
Central
Southern Southwest Stanton Twin
Valleys
Wheat
Belt
Wyrulec York Annual
Average
2004 NA $0.1120 $0.0874 NA $0.0873 $0.1170 $0.0990 $0.0808 $0.0970 NA $0.0851
2002 NA $0.0890 $0.0720 NA $0.0780 $0.0940 $0.0910 $0.0670 $0.0749 NA $0.0744
2000 NA $0.1110 $0.0740 NA $0.0720 $0.0850 $0.0930 $0.0680 $0.0722 NA $0.0760
1998 $0.0678 $0.0900 $0.0970 NA $0.0820 $0.1123 $0.0917 $0.0760 $0.0761 $0.1004 $0.0882
1996 $0.0676 $0.0930 $0.0972 NA $0.1000 $0.1100 $0.1340 $0.0798 $0.0760 $0.1031 $0.0936
1994 $0.0655 $0.1070 $0.0939 NA $0.0850 $0.1400 $0.0920 $0.0740 $0.0720 $0.0964 $0.0943
1993 $0.0700 $0.1280 $0.2870 NA $0.1330 $0.1890 $0.2600 $0.0880 $0.0810 $0.2540 $0.1785
1992 $0.0700 $0.1750 $0.1110 NA $0.1080 $0.1820 $0.0970 $0.0870 $0.0830 $0.0740 $0.1349
1991 $0.0690 $0.0810 $0.0720 NA $0.0880 $0.0800 $0.0780 $0.0760 $0.0760 $0.0880 $0.0762
1990 $0.0700 $0.1060 $0.0900 NA $0.0810 $0.1070 $0.0840 $0.0750 $0.0680 $0.0810 $0.0814
1989 $0.0610 $0.0860 $0.0830 NA $0.0920 $0.0810 $0.0820 $0.0700 $0.0650 $0.0740 $0.0754
1988 $0.0680 $0.0870 $0.0670 NA $0.0820 $0.0800 $0.0920 $0.0740 $0.0610 $0.0890 $0.0761
1987 $0.0740 $0.1050 $0.0860 NA $0.0850 $0.0880 $0.0960 $0.0940 $0.0720 $0.1020 $0.0865
1986 $0.0640 $0.1310 $0.0880 NA $0.0820 $0.1320 $0.0840 $0.0780 $0.0690 $0.0940 $0.0963
1985 $0.0590 $0.1060 $0.0810 NA $0.0790 $0.0980 $0.0890 $0.0670 $0.0600 $0.0840 $0.0836
1984 $0.0720 $0.0970 $0.0770 NA $0.0820 $0.0960 $0.0780 $0.0690 $0.0680 $0.0800 $0.0820
1983 $0.0780 $0.0840 $0.0780 $0.0870 $0.0870 $0.1090 $0.0800 $0.0830 $0.0590 $0.1050 $0.0846
1982 $0.0600 $0.1180 $0.0900 $0.1210 $0.1060 $0.1710 $0.0880 $0.0870 $0.0720 $0.0800 $0.1112
1981 $0.0500 $0.0850 $0.0730 $0.0920 $0.0750 $0.0870 $0.0900 $0.0660 $0.0570 $0.0690 $0.0734
1980 $0.0420 $0.0640 $0.0540 $0.0670 $0.0640 $0.0590 $0.0630 $0.0510 $0.0470 $0.0620 $0.0546

Source: Irrigation Survey. Nebraska Rural Electric Association, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: NA indicates the system was not included in the survey. The average columns contain the average of all the systems. The survey was conducted annually from 1980 to 1994. From 1995 to 2004, the survey was conducted every two years. After 2004, the survey was released only to members of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association.

This table was completed on November 29, 2005.