Quick facts about electricity in Nebraska

  • Nebraska has among the nation’s most affordable electricity, ranking 44th in the nation in terms of the average price to power homes.
  • Nebraska generates about three-fifths of its electricity from coal, about one-fifth from nuclear power, and nearly all of the rest from renewable resources, mostly wind turbines.
  • Nebraska is the only state in which all electricity providers are non-profit organizations, including rural electric cooperatives.
  • Nebraska has the third-highest number of industrial electricity customers in the nation; much of these are farmers running irrigation systems.
  • About three in 10 Nebraska homes rely on electricity for heat, so cold winter months can drive higher bills.

Source: U.S. Energy Information System