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 $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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