NPPD’s electric grid is an essential link to ensuring reliability of service for our customers. A transmission project does one or more of the following…
- Supports economic development and increased system demand for electricity
- Produces a vital link between generation and load
- Builds access to regional or national wholesale energy markets
- Strengthens reliability through investments in new and existing infrastructure
The Power Drive program gives high school students hands-on experience building a safe, energy-efficient electric vehicle. More than 50 teams are designing and building electric-powered vehicles during the school year. After building their vehicles, student drivers test their creations against other teams in several categories. Several preliminary competitions will be held this Spring, prior to the state finals. The student-built vehicles are tested for braking ability, endurance, maneuverability and overall design/construction.
NPPD looks at its options for generating power for future generations. Every five years, NPPD reviews its “Integrated Resource Plan,” a portfolio of generation resources needed to serve its Nebraska-based customers electricity for 20+ years.
Work on the $2.5 million, .85-mile stretch of line in central Aurora (preliminary budget estimate) project began in October 2012 (see map). The project is expected to be completed the second quarter of 2013.
The Aurora 69 kV Project is needed to:
- meet existing and projected electric energy needs in the area
- complete a multi-year plan to maintain and increase the sub-transmission system in the area
- provide the community of Aurora with multiple voltage sources – from two different NPPD 115 kV substations – thereby enhancing the reliable delivery of electric energy to the citizens of Aurora