The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) is a collaboration between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) established in 2006 to conduct research on renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and energy conservation; and to expand economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Nebraska and the nation. The Center supports both basic and applied research and has a broad mandate to explore a range of renewable energy opportunities (including biofuels, wind, and solar energy), as well as opportunities for energy conservation. The Center receives $70k in personnel costs from the University each year as well as funding from the NPPD, including $450k for offered energy research grants.
The Energy Savings Potential (ESP) program is a collaboration between the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Omaha Public Power District. Since 2006, OPPD has allocated $500,000 a year for research on consumer behavior and ways to reduce energy consumption.
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