Money poured into candidate funds at a record pace from environmental groups, industrial customers and others seeking to help steer the utility’s policies.
The Nebraska utility is moving quickly on two new natural gas plants while plans for solar generation lag behind.
NextEra Energy is securing land for a solar-plus-storage project near Kansas City that would be one of the largest of its kind in the country.
The project means Norfolk, Nebraska, will hit a limit on how much renewable power it can generate under a contract with Nebraska Public Power District.
Louis Lester is applying his knowledge of utility rates and fees to help nonprofits lower their energy bills.