Electricity Purchased by Nebraska from
the Western Area Power Administration,
Total Cost, and Average Price

Nebraska bought 1,981,673,000 kilowatt­hours (1,981,673 megawatt­hours) at an average price of 4 cents per kilowatthour for a total cost of $72,310,749 in 2017.

In 2016, the Western Area Power Administration provided 6.6 percent of Nebraska's electricity needs. (The year 2016 is the most recent year that data is provided for consumption.)

Electricity Purchased by Nebraska from
the Western Area Power Administration,
Total Cost, and Average Price
2000 – 2017

Year Kilowatthours (kWh)
Purchased
Total Cost
(Dollars)
Average Price
(Cents per kWh)
2017 1,981,673,000 $72,310,749 $0.0364
2016 1,972,632,000 $81,604,482 $0.0413
2015 2,008,669,000 $82,659,907 $0.0411
2014 2,032,872,000 $83,406,433 $0.0410
2013 2,116,642,000 $85,548,822 $0.0404
2012 2,480,247,000 $92,694,692 $0.0374
2011 2,512,211,000 $93,235,751 $0.0371
2010 2,062,863,000 $82,274,806 $0.0399
2009 2,025,098,000 $70,265,446 $0.0347
2008 2,035,311,000 $60,647,611 $0.0298
2007 2,054,480,000 $52,706,953 $0.0257
2006 2,126,611,000 $55,214,913 $0.0260
2005 2,060,717,000 $47,485,687 $0.0230
2004 2,077,079,000 $44,247,051 $0.0213
2003 2,056,636,000 $39,538,318 $0.0192
2002 2,268,925,000 $42,820,777 $0.0189
2001 2,210,075,000 $43,090,642 $0.0195
2000 2,380,403,000 $47,878,572 $0.0200

Electricity Purchased by Nebraska from
the Western Area Power Administration,
Total Cost, and Average Price
1979 – 1999

Year Kilowatthours (kWh)
Purchased
Total Cost
(Dollars)
Average Price
(Cents per kWh)
1999 2,412,061,000 $48,074,457 $0.0199
1998 2,548,095,000 $49,021,733 $0.0192
1997 2,814,536,000 $50,301,381 $0.0179
1996 2,502,693,000 $46,250,532 $0.0185
1995 2,345,139,000 $44,444,638 $0.0190
1994 2,384,147,000 $42,401,401 $0.0178
1993 2,166,067,000 $36,296,611 $0.0168
1992 2,096,373,000 $33,332,203 $0.0159
1991 2,110,110,000 $29,066,394 $0.0138
1990 2,062,051,000 $24,587,334 $0.0119
1989 2,152,859,000 $21,193,362 $0.0098
1988 2,169,880,000 $21,114,065 $0.0097
1987 2,313,112,000 $23,266,491 $0.0101
1986 2,237,948,000 $22,397,334 $0.0100
1985 2,477,032,000 $24,516,430 $0.0099
1984 2,321,477,000 $20,547,067 $0.0089
1983 2,659,724,000 $24,132,656 $0.0091
1982 2,233,519,000 $19,115,046 $0.0086
1981 2,603,731,000 $22,865,212 $0.0088
1980 2,582,247,000 $22,070,203 $0.0086
1979 2,423,228,000 $22,933,068 $0.0096

Sources: Western Area Power Administration Annual Report. Western Area Power Administration, Lakewood, CO. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

This table was updated on December 19, 2018.
Typically, there is one year between updates.