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South Sioux City votes to make electricity changes

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV)- A vote by the city council in South Sioux City, Nebraska could have a big impact on energy costs for the community.

The council voted unanimously to level off the amount of power supplied to the city by the Nebraska Public Power District.

NPPD currently supplies nearly 30 percent of the city's power.

Though the changes won't take place until 2017, City Administrator Lance Hedquist says he's optimistic that this will be an effective way to save people money.

"We've had 26 different firms that have indicated they're willing to sell us electricity, and the council is looking at ways in which we can help save citizens money on their electric bill. Although 2017 is three years off, we think this is a positive step for us to look at ways to reduce the energy costs to all the consumers in South Sioux City," Lance Hedquist, City Administrator said.

Hedquist says he hopes this will help move South Sioux City toward the use of renewable energy resources. 

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