A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for areas west of Omaha until 11 p.m.; however, the metro area will likely have thunderstorms on and off throughout the overnight.
Nebraska Public Power District has the 200 residential customer volunteers needed for its EnergyWiseSM Pricing Pilot Program.
The Cassgram reports that the 11-month pilot program in Plattsmouth, Milford and Chadron will gain input about customers’ pricing preferences and response to time-varying price signals and real-time information on electric usage.
Feedback from the pilot will help determine if and when time-based rates should be offered to all NPPD residential and commercial customers.
Implementation of the new time-of-use rate option is made easier through the use of "smart" meters in NPPD’s service area.
NPPD is still accepting applications from commercial customers for the pilot.