Lincoln Electric System
Scott Benson is Manager of Resource and Transmission Planning at Lincoln Electric System.
Nebraska is unique in that it is the sole state in the nation served only by consumer-owned electric utilities, including public power, and so its electricity is regulated by the Nebraska Power Review Board, not the Public Service Commission. But like much of the nation, decarbonization is on the agenda at public power.
PUF found out more about what is going on, by talking to industry experts from the Cornhusker State's largest city, Omaha, and the state capital, Lincoln.
PUF discussed their respective decarbonization journeys with Lincoln Electric System's Scott Benson, as well as Omaha Public Power District's Courtney Kennedy and Megan Walker. Enjoy these conversations.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What's Lincoln Electric System about, and what are these projects you're doing?
Scott Benson: Lincoln Electric System is the third largest utility in the state of Nebraska, but that makes us one of the smaller utilities across the United States. Our peak loads are a little less than eight hundred megawatts and we're a summer peaking utility driven by air conditioning.