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Read the latest news regarding ACE and its Nebraska member communities.

The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2022-23 at the ACE board annual meeting held virtually Jan 19. Those re-elected as Board of Director...
Utility leaders and city officials from the region will gather as NMPP Energy holds its Annual Conference March 22-24 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln, Neb. The keynote speaker will be Mark Nutsch, a former Green Beret...
The 2022 Nebraska Choice Gas selection period will run from April 1-21, which is shorter than last year’s five-week selection period. ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy) staff will be gearing up for the selection period in the coming...
At the ACE Board of Directors meeting held in November, the Board elected Kellie Crowell of Ravenna, Neb., to the Executive Committee, filling a vacant position. The Executive Committee can exercise the power and authority of the Board during...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool board of directors at their November quarterly meeting approved its Legislative Guidelines for 2022. The guidelines are available here. The guidelines serve as a statement of legislative policy accepted by the...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool Board of Directors approved Piper Sandler & Co. as a new champion business during its board meeting in September. Piper Sandler is a full-service investment bank providing underwriting, private placement and...
The McCook, Neb., City Council recently voted to use $10,000 in ACE funds toward the Norris Alley Project, a new outdoor gathering place. ACE’s revenue return program has provided more than $3.2 million to ACE member communities in Nebraska...
The cities of Alliance and Sidney, Neb., are using funding from ACE’s (Public Alliance for Community Energy) revenue return to help fund playground projects in their communities. Alliance will use its ACE funds for an after-school playground...
ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy) presented 2021 Project of the Year awards to two of its member communities at its Board of Directors meeting March 4. Through its revenue return program, ACE returns funds to its 75 Nebraska member...
The ACE Board of Directors recently approved a revenue distribution of $400,000 to its 75 member communities through ACE’s revenue return program. Through the program, the ACE Board may vote to return revenue to its member communities. Since...
The Public Alliance for Community Energy (ACE) elected Board of Director officers and at-large Executive Committee members for fiscal year 2021-22 at the ACE board annual meeting held Jan. 20. Those re-elected as Board of Director officers for a...
The annual selection dates have been set for the Nebraska Choice Gas program for 2021. The selection period will run from March 18-April 22, extending the traditional annual two-week selection period to five weeks and one day. Direct marketing...
The City of Sidney, Neb., City Council recently approved upgrading its Sidney Legion Park’s softball field with a new lighting system with its revenue funds from ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy. The new lights will be a significant...
The City of Terrytown, Neb. was recently welcomed as a new member community of ACE, raising ACE's overall membership to 75 Nebraska communities. Along with joining ACE, the City also became a member of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, the...
The NMPP Energy Joint Operating Committee held annual officer elections for fiscal year 2020-21 at its September board meeting in Lincoln. The 12-member committee consists of the three representatives from each of the four NMPP Energy...
ACE presented Project of the Year awards to two of its member communities. Through its revenue return program, ACE returns funds to its 75 Nebraska member communities. These funds are used by each community for various community betterment...

The Voice of Choice

"ACE has always emphasized the importance of having competition and of driving the price down for the benefit of Choice Gas customers. ACE also does a great job of serving as an advocate for customers -- that's something that I emphasize a great deal with our local customers."
Randy Horst
Gurley, Neb.
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“ACE has returned more than $63,000 to the City of Neligh through its revenue return program. We’ve always used our ACE funds for community improvement projects such as a county-wide alert system, playground equipment and other park improvements.”
Dale Wilkinson
Neligh, Neb.
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"Oshkosh is proud to say we have been a member of ACE for more than 20 years! Some of our ACE revenue checks have been used for our new swimming pool, a batting cage for the baseball field and park shade structures. This is noticeable evidence for years to come of how Oshkosh residents will benefit...
LeAnn Brown
Oshkosh, Neb.
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