Nebraska Revised Statute 81-1602

Chapter 81 Section 1602


State Energy Office; duties; enumerated.

The State Energy Office shall have the following duties:

(1) To serve as or assist in developing and coordinating a central repository within state government for the collection of data on energy;

(2) To undertake a continuing assessment of the trends in the availability, consumption, and development of all forms of energy;

(3) To collect and analyze data relating to present and future demands and resources for all sources of energy and to specify energy needs for the state;

(4) To recommend to the Governor and the Legislature energy policies and conservation measures for the state and to carry out such measures as are adopted;

(5) To provide for public dissemination of appropriate information on energy, energy sources, and energy conservation;

(6) To accept, expend, or disburse funds, public or private, made available to it for research studies, demonstration projects, or other activities which are related either to energy conservation and efficiency or development;

(7) To study the impact and relationship of state energy policies to national and regional energy policies and engage in such activities as will reasonably insure that the State of Nebraska and its citizens receive an equitable share of energy supplies, including the administration of any federally mandated or state-mandated energy allocation programs;

(8) To actively seek the advice of the citizens of Nebraska regarding energy policies and programs;

(9) To prepare emergency allocation plans suggesting to the Governor actions to be taken in the event of serious shortages of energy;

(10) To design a state program for conservation of energy and energy efficiency;

(11) To provide technical assistance to local subdivisions of government;

(12) To provide technical assistance to private persons desiring information on energy conservation and efficiency techniques and the use of renewable energy technologies;

(13) To develop a strategic state energy plan pursuant to section 81-1604;

(14) To develop and disseminate transparent and objective energy information and analysis while utilizing existing energy planning resources of relevant stakeholder entities;

(15) To actively seek to maximize federal and other nonstate funding and support to the state for energy planning; and

(16) To monitor energy transmission capacity planning and policy affecting the state and the regulatory approval process for the development of energy infrastructure and make recommendations to the Governor and electronically to the Legislature as necessary to facilitate energy infrastructure planning and development.


  • Laws 1977, LB 232, § 2;
  • Laws 1980, LB 954, § 58;
  • Laws 1990, LB 987, § 8;
  • Laws 1992, LB 1257, § 96;
  • Laws 2015, LB469, § 9.