Nebraska - LB660 - 2017

Adopt the Nebraska Retail Electricity Choice Act and remove a restriction on the sale or delivery of retail electricity by a private electric supplier

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Added On: 04-11-2017
Updated On: 01-17-2017
Status: Introduced
Primary Sponsor: Justin Wayne

Actions (4)

  • 01-18-2017 - Date of introduction
  • 01-20-2017 - Referred to Natural Resources Committee
  • 01-24-2017 - Notice of hearing for February 16, 2017
  • 03-08-2017 - Indefinitely postponed

News (6)

Power choice bill sparks debate in Unicameral - KETV Omaha
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:14:23 GMT

A legislative proposal that would allow Nebraska electriccustomers to pick their power source packed a hearing room at the State CapitolThursday afternoon. ... The Legislature's fiscal office estimates that LB 660 would cost $2.7 million to $5 million ...

Clean energy advocates skeptical, cautious about retail choice bills in Nebraska and Kansas - Midwest Energy News
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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:13:55 GMT

Ken Winston, who represents both Bold Alliance and the Sierra Club before the Nebraska legislature, said that there “may be some merit” in the ideas in the choice bill and an accompanying bill that would require utilities to provide ratepayers more ...

Retail Choice To Be Debated Today in Nebraska - Energy Manager Today
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:10:08 GMT

A legislative hearing is being held today on a bill (LB660) referred to as The Nebraska Retail Electricity Choice Act that would remove restrictions on what electricity providers Cornhusker State ratepayers can choose, the NBC-TV news affiliate in ...

Public power providers oppose retail choice bill - Scottsbluff Star Herald
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:39:26 GMT

LB 660, the Nebraska Retail Electricity Choice Act, seeks to change Nebraska to a retail choice state, meaning customers would have alternatives to the public power districts or rural electric associations that provide the majority of electricity ...

Opponents fill Nebraska Capitol chamber to testify against bill that would end public power monopoly - Omaha World-Herald
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:04:03 GMT

About 20 opponents lined up against the bill, which would let private companies build power plants in the state and then market that electricity to Nebraska ratepayers. Dozens more opponents filed letters ... For Texel, who testified neither in favor ...

Nebraska lawmakers introduce bills that would end public power companies' monopoly, use of eminent domain - Omaha World-Herald
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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:03:47 GMT

Among other things, LB 660 would permit private energy developers to market and sell electricity to Nebraskans alongside legacy providers such as the Omaha Public Power District and Nebraska Public Power District. Instead of ... Language in the bill ...