Columbus, Neb. – At its November meeting, NPPD’s Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing NPPD management to begin initial planning and engineering work to construct approximately 23 miles of new, 115-kilovolt transmission line in western Nebraska. The new line will enhance electric reliability in the Panhandle and is scheduled to be in service in 2017.
The line will be constructed between a new substation near Stegall and NPPD’s existing Scottsbluff substation. The approximate $39 million transmission project also includes upgrades to existing facilities.
NPPD will begin its public involvement process for the Stegall transmission project in January 2014. The public involvement process provides an opportunity for landowners to learn more about the project and gather details about their property as part of the routing process.