This is such an exceptional explanation of the key issues within Nebraska’s power grid production and pricing that it is worth sharing verbatim. – Dale Leuck, Solarcon LLC
- From 2008 to 2013, the competitive disadvantage of higher industrial rates, which rose from 5.16 to 7.44 cents per kWh, cost Nebraska an estimated 3,729 manufacturing jobs.
- From 2008 to 2013, a 10 percent increase in Nebraska’s industrial electricity rates resulted in a loss of 2.3 percent in manufacturing jobs over and above changes at the regional and national levels (Tables A3.1 and A3.2).
- The Nebraska food processing industry is the fourth largest electricity user among manufacturers.