The South Sioux City Council has applied to the State of Nebraska for funding that would go toward a two-megawatt energy storage unit to ensure lower rates on the utility bills of residents.
The new building where the battery will be held will be completed by next year.
"That will then enable us to have electricity, gather it when the electricity costs are low and then use it when electricity costs are high. It actually saves the rate pairs in our community money by doing such a thing," said Lance Hedquist, City Administrator.
Hedquist is referring to solar renewable energy.