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

The 2021-22 NMPP Energy Annual Report is now available online. You can access the report by clicking here. The publication serves as a high-level overview of the achievements from each of the NMPP Energy organizations during the fiscal year...
The Village of Gurley Board of Trustees recently presented a check for $3,185.60 to the Gurley Fire Department and Rescue Unit for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device. The AED is a medical device used to help those...
NMPP Energy in July received a national award for the development of the NMPP Energy Operations application, which was unveiled earlier this year. CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology industry and workforce, and the...
There has been plenty of national media coverage regarding the rise in gas prices for vehicles. But not so much regarding the rise in natural gas prices. U.S. natural gas prices have been increasing since the 2020 pandemic year, recently hitting...
The NMPP Energy Joint Operating Committee held annual officer elections for fiscal year 2022-23 at its June board meeting in Lincoln. The 12-member committee consists of the three representatives from each of the four NMPP Energy organizations...
The American Public Power Association (APPA) provides a great opportunity for utilities, regardless of whether they’re a member of APPA or not, to participate in its annual “Survey of Salaries in Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities.” The...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) recently completed its annual Typical Bill Survey for participating members and non-members. This is the 38th year NMPP has conducted the survey, which includes electric, water and wastewater retail rates...
NMPP Energy presented its Project of the Year Awards to four communities at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 23. The awards are presented annually to NMPP Energy communities to recognize projects or programs that create a more...
ACE (Public Alliance for Community Energy), the community-owned natural gas supplier, presented Project of the Year awards to three of its member communities at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 23 in Lincoln, Neb. Through its revenue...
NMPP Energy presented its Project of the Year Awards at its Annual Conference in Lincoln, Neb., March 23. The awards are presented annually to NMPP Energy communities to recognize projects or programs that create a more cohesive community...
The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) awarded Jerry Fales, electric commissioner for the City of Cozad, Neb., with the Bob Arraj Service Award at the NMPP Energy Annual Conference March 23, 2022. The award is presented annually to an official...
Community-owned ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, will again participate as a natural gas supplier in the Nebraska Choice Gas selection period, which begins April 1 and runs through April 21. The Choice Gas program allows customers...
Being a community-owned natural gas supplier, ACE places a high priority on supporting local communities. Along with supplying competitively priced natural gas and advocating for Nebraska customers in the Nebraska Choice Gas program, ACE also...
ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, recently distributed $200,000 to its 76 member communities through its revenue return program. Through the program, the ACE board of directors may vote to return revenue to its member communities...
The 2022 Nebraska Choice Gas selection period will run from April 1-21. ACE staff will be gearing up for the three-week selection period in the coming weeks and will be set to assist customers during the selection period. Each year during the...
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 Voice of Choice

“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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"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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"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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