Nebraska residents consume an average of 6.56 megawatt-hours of energy per person each year, making it the eighth highest in the US. A good electricity rate in Nebraska would be below the state average of 10.91 cents per kilowatt-hour. The total or net energy consumption (minus energy losses from the electrical system) for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors indicates the energy these sectors actually consume. Nineteen companies in Nebraska reported energy losses, including the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), Lincoln Electric System, and the Nebraska Public Energy District.
Nebraska has the 37th highest total electricity production in the US, with a production of 40,088,361.83 megawatt-hours. Facebook's facilities are powered by 100% renewable energy, made possible by investments in wind energy and a wind farm in Dixon County, northeastern Nebraska. When calculating the number of customers, the OPPD is the largest provider in the state of Nebraska. Non-renewable types of fuels are used to generate 64.57% of the megawatt-hours produced in Nebraska, placing it 36th among the worst total megawatt-hours produced with non-renewable fuels. Nebraska has 22 power plants, making it the 39th most in the country and 15th most when considering installations per person in the state. The national average of energy loss is 2.45%, placing Nebraska 25th among the best in the country in this category.
Forty-two tenths (42.4%) of the energy consumed in the residential sector was electricity, 7.7 percent were petroleum products and 3.3 percent was renewable energy. Compared to the previous year, there was a 7.16% decrease in the use of non-renewable types of fuels for electricity generation in Nebraska. The increase in electricity consumption has prompted campaigns by environmental groups to pressure big technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon to commit to buying enough renewable energy to cover 100% of their consumption.