Sidney using its ACE funds to purchase ballfield lights

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 improvement over the old lights and will bring the softball field up to date with the other softball fields in the complex, according to NewsChannel Nebraska.

ACE is the only not-for-profit and community-owned retail natural gas supplier that competes in the Nebraska Choice Gas program. Through its revenue return program, ACE has returned more than $2.8 million to its member communities since it formed as an organization in 1998. The City of Sidney, a charter member community of ACE, has received more than $194,000 since 1998.

The funds have been used for many projects including park and playground improvements, infrastructure improvements, public transportation, recreation trails and many more. Click here to see a list of projects ACE funds have been used for.

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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"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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"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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