Electricity Laws and Incentives in Nebraska

The list below contains summaries of all Nebraska laws and incentives related to electricity.

Utility/Private Incentives

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - OPPD

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) offers residential customers rebates of $2,500 toward the purchase of a new EV and qualified Level 2 EVSE. Participants must purchase the EVSE through OPPD. Eligible EVs and EVSE must be purchased after July 1, 2021. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including rebate availability, see the OPPD EV Rebate Program website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – NPPD

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) offers residential customers a $4,500 rebate for the purchase of a new EV and the installation of an eligible Level 2 EVSE, or a $500 rebate for the installation of an eligible Level 2 EVSE. Participants must purchase the EVSE through NPPD. NPPD also offers residential customers an additional $200 rebate for the pre-wiring necessary for EVSE installation. NPPD offers commercial customers a 50% reimbursement for the installation of a public Level 2 or DC Fast EVSE station as well as a 100% reimbursement up to $1000 for the construction of a conduit necessary for a public EVSE station. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligible EVSE and how to apply, see the NPPD Incentives & Programs website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – SPPD

Southern Public Power District (SPPD) offers residential customers a $4,500 rebate for the purchase of a new EV and the installation of an eligible Level 2 EVSE, or a $500 rebate for the installation of an eligible Level 2 EVSE. SPPD also offers residential customers an additional $100 rebate for the pre-wiring necessary for EVSE installation. SPPD offers commercial customers a 50% reimbursement for the installation of a public Level 2 or DC Fast EVSE station as well as a 100% reimbursement up to $1000 for the construction of a conduit necessary for a public EVSE station. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligible EVSE and how to apply, see the SPPD Incentive Programs website.

Laws and Regulations

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Registration

A fee of $75 is required for the registration of an AFV that operates on electricity, solar power, or any other source of energy not otherwise taxed under the state motor fuel tax laws. Compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and propane are not subject to this requirement. (Reference Nebraska Revised Statutes 60-306 and 60-3,191)

State Incentives

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Loans

The Nebraska Energy Office administers the Dollar and Energy Saving Loan Program, which makes low-cost loans available for a variety of alternative fuel projects, including the replacement of conventional vehicles with AFVs; the purchase of new AFVs; the conversion of conventional vehicles to operate on alternative fuels; and the construction or purchase of fueling stations or equipment. The maximum loan amount is $500,000 per borrower, and the interest rate is 5% or less. For more information, see the Dollar and Energy Saving Loans website.

Point of Contact
Bruce Hauschild
Energy Technical Advisor
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy
Phone: (402) 471-2867
bruce.hauschild@nebraska.gov

Nebraska's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Indiana’s NEVI planning process, see the NDOT NEVI website.

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