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April 5, 2022 —

Nebraska Association of School Boards Selects WoodRiver Energy for Natural Gas  

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA [April 5, 2022] – The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) has partnered with WoodRiver Energy as its new natural gas supplier for its Nebraska Joint Utility Management Program (NJUMP).   Since 2004, NJUMP has grown to serve 60 Nebraska school districts and ESUs with a cost-effective solution for the supply of their natural gas.  The NJUMP Board of Trustees along with its independent advisor performed an extensive review of proposals by several natural gas suppliers, ultimately awarding WoodRiver Energy the three-year contract.  

“NASB and the NJUMP Board of Trustees are excited to collaborate with a customer-focused natural gas supplier having the experience, determination, and expertise to meet the varied and changing needs of Nebraska schools and ESUs,” said Jim Luebbe, Secretary & Treasurer, NJUMP. “NJUMP has offered an important and highly valued service to NASB’s members since its inception and this partnership ensures it will continue to deliver the benefits everyone has come to expect.”  

Since 2014, WoodRiver Energy has grown to serve thousands of customers in nine states and Canada with specialized solutions to meet the needs of commercial, industrial, educational, and agricultural clients.  The company’s specialized approach greatly benefits educational organizations and their unique budget challenges.  

“WoodRiver Energy is looking forward to our new partnership with NASB and the NJUMP participating school districts in Nebraska,” said Don Krattenmaker, COO, WoodRiver Energy. “As the energy world continues to evolve, WoodRiver Energy will work as a team with NJUMP and its independent advisor to provide long-term energy solutions for the participating school districts’ natural gas needs.”  

The new partnership will go into effect on May 1, 2022.  


About the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB): NASB is a private, nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of Nebraska’s public school boards since 1918. In addition to school district support and service programs, NASB provides advocacy, consultation, board development, and board training through its professional staff and its statewide Board of Directors.

About WoodRiver Energy:
Since 2014, WoodRiver Energy has provided cost-effective solutions for commercial, industrial, and educational customers to help manage energy costs with customized natural gas solutions.  Our team of experts partner with customers to design an energy plan that fits their operations and budget. To learn more about WoodRiver’s energy solutions, visit:

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