Ever Changing Energy Statistical Database
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. statshtml/119.htm
The electricity supplied by Western Area Power Administration
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.
A second data series that is updated monthly is Wind Energy Generation,
This series tracks the actual electricity generation from each of the
four sites currently generating power in the state.
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
A companion data series, Natural Gas Production by County in Nebraska,
shows where in the state natural gas is mined and how much has been
produced since 1984.