There's one thing certain about a database: it's never static,
but continually changing. That's a good description of the state's
energy statistics database.
Under a broad mandate from the Legislature to compile and maintain
a database on how energy is used and what the state's needs are,
Energy Office staff continue to revise the scope of this resource.
The latest changes and additions to the energy statistics database:
Nebraska Electricity Rates. This brand-new series
shows the electricity
rates for four sectors and the average for 162 different
electric utilities in the state. The series begins in 2002 and the price
shown is by kilowatthour. A statewide average of all utilities in each
sector is also shown. 119.htm
The electricity supplied by Western Area Power
which supplies about 15 percent of the state's needs had the
lowest average rate of 1.3 cents a kilowatthour. The highest average
rate was in Decatur at 9.9 cents a kilowatthour. Residential rates ranged
from a low of 4.7 cents a kilowatthour in Fremont and Spalding to a
high of 11.3 cents in Decatur.
Wind Energy Generation by State. This new
series ranks all of the 31states with wind energy capacity. The
series begins in 2004 and is updated annually. California, Texas,
Minnesota, Iowa and Wyoming anchor the top five spots with a
range of 2,043 megawatts of capacity in California to 285
megawatts in Wyoming. Nebraska currently ranks 19th out of
the 31states with a capacity of 14 megawatts. 123.htm
A second data series that is updated monthly is Wind
Energy Generation, Nebraska. 89.htm
This series tracks the actual electricity generation from each of the
four sites currently generating power in the state.
Natural Gas Production in Nebraska. Many
Nebraskans have no idea that natural gas is mined in the state.
This series tracks production since 1950 and illustrates the
precipitous decline in production since 1960.
A companion data series, Natural Gas Production by
County in Nebraska, 31.html
shows where in the state natural gas is mined and how much
has been produced since 1984.