ACE, the Public Alliance for Community Energy, is distributing $200,000 to Nebraska member communities, and the City of Neligh has received $3,629.96 from the not-for-profit, community-owned natural gas supplier.
The ACE board of directors may return excess revenue beyond the cost of operating the organization to its member communities. The board approved the distribution at its board meeting earlier this year. Since forming in 1998, ACE has returned more than $1.6 million back to its Nebraska members, including $30,252.00 to Neligh overall. The funds are used in various ways to benefit each ACE member community.
Neligh is utilizing the funds for CodeRED, a high-speed emergency notification solution to inform communities about immediate emergencies, such as missing children, evacuations, wildfires and severe weather.
“Along with ACE’s mission of providing competitive pricing in the Nebraska Choice Gas program and to serve as an advocate for Choice Gas customers, ACE gives funds back to benefit Nebraska communities,” said Beth Ackland, ACE director of retail gas services. “It really is a win-win situation for Nebraskans.”
The Choice Gas selection period is set to begin April 15 and run through April 28. Selections may be made online through April 28 using ACE’s website (www.ACEenergy.org) or by phone at 800-454-4759.
Selection forms will be mailed out to all eligible customers prior to the beginning of the selection period.
More information about ACE and its role in the Nebraska Choice Gas program is available at www.ACEenergy.org.