Nebraska clean energy advocates gain at least two allies on Omaha power board

“If people want clean energy, we have to make that possible through the utility so they don’t decide to do something else.” Since people with solar panels often do, in effect, use the utility as a battery, Williams said utilities should examine how they might provide that service.

The utility’s upper management, he said, needs “to see new technology as an opportunity, and not a threat. To date, I have not heard enough focus on the opportunities in the future energy market. I’ve heard mostly about the challenges.”