utilities

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of renewable energy are launching a petition campaign to demonstrate public backing for local wind projects in Lancaster County.

OPPD approves rate restructuring plan, 4 percent rate increase

Dec 18, 2015

The OPPD board has approved a four-percent rate increase and a rate restructuring plan.

OPPD board to vote Thursday on rate restructuring plan

Dec 15, 2015

The OPPD board will vote Thursday on a plan that would raise the service charge to $30 by 2019 and reduce the usage charge by 22 percent.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District is proposing an increase in its monthly fixed service charge for residential customers while proportionately charging less for actual usage.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska's utilities decide whether to sign new long term deals with power suppliers, they have new options that didn't exist they last time they decided where to buy electricity.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says people living and working in rural Iowa will benefit from plans to expand broadband Internet service.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board has adopted an order encouraging MidAmerican Energy to hold down costs on its $900 million project to build two more Iowa wind farms.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer and a FCC Commissioner want changes to subsidies given to telephone and internet providers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Customers of the Omaha Public Power District will see their electricity rates increase next year after the utility's publicly-elected board approved a 1.6 percent general rate increase.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha area residents will pay more for water and natural gas service next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A consultant is warning that rural Nebraska could lose high-quality broadband service unless the state provides funding to offset a loss in federal subsidies.

NRC, OPPD meeting Tuesday to update Ft. Calhoun Station

Sep 23, 2013

OPPD and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet Tuesday evening in Omaha.

A symposium this Friday in Kearney will cover energy-related education programs and their impact, meeting the needs of low-income energy consumers, and exploring how utilities and consumer outreach organizations can work together to find solutions to the challenges presented by energy costs.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials expect it'll be at least three years before Nebraska's new 531 area code makes its debut.

Boil order lifted

Jan 10, 2013

Council Bluffs residents are no longer under a boil water order.

Boil water order issued for Council Bluffs

Jan 9, 2013

The entire city of Council Bluffs is under a boil water order.