The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska's Wind Project at Kimball was recently selected as one of nine winners of the 2002 Pollution Prevention Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. MEAN received the award in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable or Alternate Energy category.
Recipients of the Pollution Prevention Awards must demonstrate that nominated projects or programs have successfully reduced sources of pollution. To win an award, a nominated project must prevent the generation of waste and environmental releases and conserve natural resources.
The regional competition was held in four states: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska and includes nine tribal nations.
MEAN is the wholesale electricity supply organization for NMPP Energy. Established in 1981, MEAN provides electricity and related services to 54 member communities and one public power district located in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming. MEAN also provides power supply planning, dispatch service, load management services, community development, a scholarship program, commercial and industrial audits and a retail energy assistance program.