Linking Utility Bill Payments with Paycheck Flexibility

Presentation to the Low Income Energy Issues Forum (LIEIF) Webcast from Jamie Wimberly, DEFG CEO on August 24, 2016. Click READ FULL STORY below for pdf of the webcast DEFG-LIEIF-Webcast-Pay-Check-Trends-vf

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LIHEAP Action Month – Tell Your Story!

Highlighting a couple key things you can do this LIHEAP Action Month: Circulate this Tell Your Story form to families who have been helped by LIHEAP assistance. We will highlight some of these stories on our website and in social media. Request a proclamation by your governor or local official to declare LIHEAP Action Month [...]

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US Map – Estimated Annual Energy Costs

To See Interactive Map Click on: Percent Income Spent on Energy Bills for Homes Below 50% of Federal Poverty Level in News Tab Above

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Lifting the High Energy Burden in America’s Largest Cities:

How Energy Efficiency Can Improve Low Income and Underserved Communities Click Below to Read Entire Article How Energy Efficiency Can Improve Low Income and Underserved Communities

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SAVE THE DATE

The NEAN Quarterly meeting will be held on  July 14, 2016 at 9:00 am. MEMBERS PLEASE INVITE POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS Zoom sign in will be available on: January 14, at 8:30 AM  Join from PC, MAC or Android: https://nppd.zoom.us/j/883809311 There will be video conference at the usual Lincoln and Kearney locations. The Lincoln meeting will [...]

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Why Poor Americans Have Some of the Highest Electricity Bills

By JULIAN SPECTOR, The Atlantic Published: April 18, 2016 There’s a shift underway in how Americans consume energy. That’s largely due to increasing efficiency, decreasing demand per capita, and the rapid expansion of renewable-energy sources. Still, the share of income that low-earning households spend on electricity rose by one-third in the last decade, according to [...]

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NEAN Annual Meeting

Thursday April 14, 2016 RSVP by April, 12 to: Judi Martin Jamartin@oppd.com Click below for details NEAN Flyer

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The Utility Income Challenge

Originally posted in Utility Analytics Most industries target affluent segments or those showing future promise such as millennials, to increase wallet share, achieve higher retention rates and grow profits.  Yet, mobile technologies and predictive analytics offer significant value for regulated industries to target lower income households profitably and offer an intentional, designed experience for these [...]

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Grant helps in launch of new low-income program

From The Wire, Author‌ Jason Kuiper Through collaboration, OPPD employees were able to secure some extra help in getting a program off the ground that will help those struggling to make ends meet. Helping low income customers was a common concern of the public during OPPD’s recent rate restructure stakeholder process. Judi Martin, Community Support/Consumer Relations [...]

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NEAN Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE The NEAN Annual Meeting scheduled for April 14th in York, Nebraska Speakers: Jerry Deichert– Energy Burden Study update Strategic Planning update Year in Review & What’s to Come Lynn Chamberlin – NEO Consumption Data Report More to come… If you or some you know is interested in speaking on a topic that [...]

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