Keystone XL Pipeline Transmission Project

Project Status:

The second public open house was held January 21 at the Loup River Inn in Fullerton. Forty seven landowners and interested individuals attended the open house to learn more about the alternative and preferred line routes and provide their comments. Additional information at the open house included the need and benefit of the project, structure and foundation types, right-of-way acquisition, and more. The Project Team is in the process of reviewing all public comments. The public is encouraged to contact the Project Team with any questions or comments.

Project Overview:

NPPD plans to construct a 115,000-volt transmission line that will route through Polk, Merrick, and Nance counties for pump station 24. This line is needed to support the additional demands that will be placed on the electric system as a result of a pumping station planned to be installed by TransCanada for its Keystone XL pipeline. The transmission line will deliver sufficient energy to Cornhusker Public Power District who will in turn provide total electric service to the pumping station.

Public Involvement Process:

NPPD will use a comprehensive public involvement process when siting the transmission line for pump station 24. Two rounds of public open house meetings will be held, followed by public hearings. Public input is encouraged throughout the entire process.

During this project, NPPD will meet 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 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)