When picturing the states in the middle of America, one might conjure up images of rolling, green prairie; vast, tidy rows of corn, soybeans, and alfalfa; or cattle grazing in pastures, standing near creeks, under the shade of cottonwood trees.
Anyone who has invested in a distributed generation system will freely admit that the sun does not always shine and the wind does not always blow. This atmospheric reality can make it difficult for producers to rely exclusively on distributed energy. To overcome intermittency, system owners can choose to ration their energy use, invest in battery storage, or remain connected to the electric grid.
Connecting rural Nebraskans to new economic development opportunities is a key piece of the long-term health of our small towns and communities. The Center is opposed to LB 373 because it would remove local control from Nebraskans and limit economic opportunities for rural communities.