ACE distributes $350,000 to Nebraska member communities

ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, earlier in 2024 distributed $350,000 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 Board approved the distribution at its board meeting in January.   

Now in its 26th year, ACE has returned nearly $4 million back to its Nebraska member communities. The funds are used in various ways to benefit each ACE member community, including helping fund recreational trails, community swimming pool and park improvements.

Nebraska communities formed ACE to provide competition in the Nebraska Choice Gas program while retaining local control. ACE also provides advocacy for Choice Gas customers and strives to keep revenue in Nebraska’s ACE member communities.

The 2024 Nebraska Choice Gas program selection period will run from April 4 through April 24. During this period, customers can choose a competitive rate and pricing option online at or by calling ACE at (800) 454-4759.

The Voice of Choice

“ACE has returned more than $74,000 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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"On top of providing revenue back to our City ACE also offers local groups the opportunity to participate in community clean-up events, which benefits our community and provides funds for local groups."
Tricia Allen
City Clerk, Blue Hill, Neb.
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"The distribution of ACE funds back to the Gordon community have assisted with a skate park, needed repairs at the community swimming pool and equipment for our police department."
Glen Spaugh
City Manager, Gordon, Neb.
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“Our community has used funds from ACE’s revenue return program for many projects, including assisting with umpire fees for the summer ball program, general park improvements, signage for Mill Race Park and Blue Bird Trail, and upgrading the camper sites at Mill Race Park.”
Shelly Wieneke
Deputy Clerk, Atkinson, Neb.
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