July 2019 Metrics Report



NDEQ produces a monthly metrics report to measure what the agency has accomplished; to set annual and longer-term goals; and to examine these goals against accomplishments to ensure continuous process improvements.








LOW INTEREST DOLLAR & ENERGY SAVINGS LOAN PROGRAM
Period Ending
Loans
Total
Improve.
Cost
Eligible Energy
Efficiency
Improve.
Energy
Office Loan
Month ending 07/31/19
14
$1,178,749
$647,929
$375,568
Prior Month ending 06/30/19
35
$516,345
$516,345
$375,568
Quarter ending 09/30/19
14
$1,178,749
$647,929
$375,568
Fiscal Year ending 06/30/20
14
$1,178,749
$647,929
$375,568
Fiscal Year ending 6/30/18
317
 
$12,357,673
$11,736,699
$7,739,115
Total Energy Office Loans Outstanding June 30, 2019
$35,103,530
Total Energy Office Loans 1990 thru June 30, 2019
$177,312,657



Emerging Risks/Issues:
The agency kicked off the formation of a Team to develop a two-phase Energy Plan for the state. The first phase will be similar to what is in the Energy Annual Report, which provides a detailed summary of Nebraska energy statistics. The second phase will be more topic-oriented and provide greater examination of current energy issues.

Accomplishments:
NDEE has finalized emergency loans from the state revolving fund with Peru, Boyd County, and Plattsmouth and has almost finalized a loan with Crab Orchard. These bridge loans are offered at 0% interest to help communities repair their water systems that were damaged in the March flood event.
Through our Grow Nebraska outreach efforts, NDEE held its first-ever webinar on July 25. This webinar focused on flood debris management. We plan to hold monthly webinars, with the next scheduled for Aug. 21 with a focus on air compliance.
The 2020 grant round was open through August 14 for the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants, Litter Reduction & Recycling Grants, and Scrap Tire Grants.  2020 is the first year that all three grant programs have aligned their application period, along with the grant term, which is January 1 – December 31, 2020.  Grant applications for the 2020 grant term dealing with the reuse or recycling of materials from flood-related cleanup work will be given priority consideration.