Monday, April 12, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

First Floor Hearing Room

Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska



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1.         Roll Call of Board members.


2.         Review and approval of the minutes from the March 8, 2021 meeting.*


3.         Review and acceptance of expense report for March 2021.*


4.         Presentation about the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) and its activities by MRO officials Tasha Ward and Bryan Clark.


5.         Briefing by the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN) regarding the effect of the February 2021 polar vortex event on MEAN’s customers.


6.         Consider approval of the McCook Public Power District’s Petition for Charter Amendment 8.  The amendment would reduce the number of the district’s directors from seven to six, redistribute the district’s territory into six subdivisions instead of seven, and update the list of directors.*


7.         Consider comments submitted regarding the draft of Guidance Document 14.  The document would set out the Board’s interpretation of its jurisdiction over electric energy storage resources, and how the Board will handle procedural issues when dealing with applications for approval of such facilities.


8.         Consider whether the Board will submit comments in FERC docket AD21-13-000 on “Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability”, and approval of the draft comments.*


9.         Executive Director’s report.


  1. Update on Southwest Power Pool activities.


  1. Review of bills pending before the Nebraska Legislature that may affect the Board or the electric industry.  The Board may consider taking a position on bills or amendments.*


  1. Review a proposed amendment to Neb. Rev. Stat. section 70-663.  The language would address difficulties in meeting deadlines to approve public power district charter amendments to redistrict for the 2022 elections under the current approval process due to delays in release of 2020 census data.*


10.       Adjourn.*



*  Action item.  A vote is scheduled for or possible on this agenda item.

Note:  This agenda is subject to revision.  It will be continually updated until it is made final approximately one week prior to the meeting.  Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-1411, the Board reserves the right to amend the agenda up to 24 hours prior to the meeting.