U.S. Department of Energy Combined Heat and Power
and Microgrid Installation Databases

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Microgrid Installations in Nebraska

More detailed data files with additional information are available on the Data Download page.
Organization Name Project Name City Op Year Latest Install Year Primary Application Grid Connected Microgrid Type Generation Capacity (kW) Storage Capacity (kW) Technologies Last Verified
Lincoln Electric System LES Microgrid Lincoln 2020 2020 City / Community Yes Continuous 29,300.0 500.0 Natural Gas, Solar, Storage 2021
Ravenna Public Schools Ravenna Public Schools Ravenna 2015 2015 Schools Yes Conditional 3.7 0.0 Solar, Wind
  • Microgrids in this database include systems serving electricity to multiple buildings and/or consisting of more than one distributed energy resource. Microgrids must operate either continuously or conditionally during normal operating conditions.
  • Microgrids that operate continuously supply power to the host site on a regular basis, both in grid-connected and island mode, and can be relied upon for uninterrupted power during extended grid outages.
  • Microgrids that operate conditionally do not supply power to the host site on a continuous basis while grid connected. Instead, power supply to the site is based on the availability of renewable resources or market signals such as demand response or real-time pricing.
  • All microgrids in this database must be capable of supplying continuous power to site loads when disconnected from the larger grid.

State Summary for Nebraska

Technology Sites* Capacity (KW)
Total 2 89,407.4
Biogas 0 0
CHP 0 0
Diesel 0 0
Fuel Cell 0 0
Hydro 0 0
Natural Gas 1 87,000
Solar 2 904
Storage 1 1,500
Wind 1 3.4

* Most microgrids contain multiple technologies, so site totals by technology may be greater than the total number of microgrid sites in the state.

Application Descriptions

Application Definition
Agriculture Farms that grow and process foods or other products
AirportCommerical airports
City/CommunityMultiple customers in a community or municipal setting
College/UniversityCollege and university campuses
CommercialCommercial buildings not otherwise classified
Hospital/HealthcareBuildings and campuses providing health care or assisted living services
MilitaryU.S. military bases and facilities
Multi-FamilyApartment buildings, public housing facilities, and housing cooperatives
Public InstitutionFederal/state/municipal buildings that serve a public function
Research FacilityResearch and development facilities and laboratories
SchoolsK-12 schools
Water Utility/TreatmentFacilities that provide direct treatement of water
OtherSites that do not fall into listed categories

Column Heading Descriptions

Heading Description
Organization Name Name of the owner or operator of the microgrid
Project Name Name of the microgrid system
City City name
Op Year Year the microgrid first became operational (years of all system expansions are not shown)
Latest Install Year Year of the most recent installation in the microgrid system
Primary Application Primary market sector of the end-user(s) served by the microgrid
Grid Connected Is the microgrid connected to a larger grid?
Microgrid Type Continuous or conditional operation
Generation Capacity (kW) Total electric capacity of all operational generating technologies in the microgrid (kilowatts)
Storage Capacity (kW) Total electric capacity of all battery storage units in the microgrid (kilowatts)
Technologies List of all operational technologies that make up the microgrid
Last Verified The year of the most recent verification of data for this microgrid

Technology Descriptions

Code Description
CHP Combined heat and power installation
Biogas Non-CHP biogas-fueled generator(s)
Diesel Non-CHP diesel-fueled generator(s)
Fuel Cell Non-CHP fuel cell system
Hydro Hydroelectric power facility
Natural Gas Non-CHP natural gas-fueled generator(s)
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels
Storage Energy storage technologies
Wind Wind turbines
Advanced Controls* Advanced microgrid controls system

* Advanced microgrid control systems enable automated communication and decision-making between the microgrid and the larger grid and between DERs within the microgrid.

*Note: while this system is waste heat to power it may not meet PURPA's definition of cogeneration (aka CHP).