The right-of-entry process has been completed. Thank you to all landowners for your help. Right-of-way acquisition will begin in the spring of 2014. Right-of-Way Agents can be reached at 402-368-7866 or by visiting the Tilden Field Office at 113 East 2nd Street.
NPPD plans to construct a 345,000-volt transmission line from NPPD’s Hoskins substation located southwest of Hoskins, Neb. to a new substation in the Neligh area. In addition, four 115,000-volt transmission line segments will be routed from the new substation to existing lines.
Based upon public input and routing opportunities, the initial approximately 50-mile-long Hoskins to Neligh line route has been reduced to approximately 39 miles. This new transmission line will enhance operation of NPPD’s electric transmission system and provide additional opportunities for development of renewable energy projects. Specifically, this project will help serve customers’ electricity demands in north central Nebraska.
Public Involvement Process:
NPPD used a comprehensive public involvement process during the siting of the transmission line. Three rounds of public open house meetings were held, followed by four public hearings. Public input was encouraged throughout the entire process.
During this project, NPPD met with area landowners; local, county and state government officials; and representatives of the appropriate regulatory agencies within the respective project area and communities.
NPPD will continue to use a variety of communication methods to obtain comments and other valuable information needed for the route-siting/decision-making process.
Questions? Contact Us!
Project Hotline: 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free)