Monday, March 8, 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 February 8, 2021 meeting.*


3.         Review and acceptance of expense reports for February 2021.*


4.         Briefing by Southwest Power Pool officials on the background of the SPP, updating the Board on recent SPP activities, and on the status of how the SPP plans to integrate electric storage facilities.


5.         Consider approval of the Custer Public Power District’s Petition for Charter Amendment 5.  The amendment would update the Second section, paragraph 7 of the District’s charter to more accurately reflect the District’s chartered territory, and amend the Sixth section of the charter to the update the list of directors.*


6.         Consider approval of PRB-3939.  This is an application filed by the Nebraska Public Power District for authority to construct .566 mile of 115 kilovolt transmission line approximately one mile north of the Village of Hallam, in Lancaster County, Nebraska.  The project will relocate a portion of an existing line to accommodate construction work at the Monolith company’s manufacturing site. *


7.         Consider approval 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.         Executive Director’s report.


  1. Update on Southwest Power Pool activities.


  1. Consider approval of a draft letter to all power suppliers with retail service areas reminding them of their obligation to engage in joint planning.*


  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.*


9.         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.