In 1989, the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County formed the District Energy Corporation. DEC is a nonprofit joint entity whose mission is to provide low-cost, reliable and efficient thermal energy services.
Initially, these services were provided to the County-City building and Lancaster County Jail. Today, the scope of DEC’s operation has expanded to include the Nebraska State Capitol, Nebraska State Office building, Nebraska State Administration office, Hall of Justice building, Court House Plaza building, K Street Records facility, 605 building, 825 building, Lancaster County Adult Detention facility, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Canopy Lofts, Hyatt Hotel/Hobson Place Condominiums, Oscar Projects, The Railyard, Hudl, Canopy Row, Lincoln Electric System’s Operations Center, and Nebraska State Penitentiary.
The reliable and efficient infrastructure and resources DEC provides today can help foster economic development of the greater Lincoln area tomorrow by providing efficient, low-cost thermal services to even more qualifying participants.