Project Status:

Right-of-Way Agents continue to contact landowners to obtain Right-of-Entry Agreements. A Right-of-Entry Agreement will allow NPPD and its subcontractors access to conduct preliminary activities on the property such as:

  • Land survey – gather information for engineering design purposes and easement descriptions
  • Soil testing – analysis to determine foundation requirements
  • Environmental surveys (threatened/endangered species, wetlands, historical sites, cultural sites, etc.)
  • Land appraisals – determine fair market value

Granting a Right-of-Entry to NPPD is a benefit to both the landowner and project as it is a key “on-site” opportunity for the landowner to share information regarding land operations and preferred structure/line locations. It also allows NPPD the opportunity to view the access route options to prevent any unnecessary damages/compaction and assists in the design process.

A newsletter was mailed to all landowners along the line route to advise of upcoming environmental surveys. Cultural resource surveys are set for mid-July – August.

Questions can be directed to 308-645-2318 (field office) or 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free).

Project Overview:

NPPD plans to construct a 345,000-volt transmission line from NPPD’s Gerald Gentleman Station near Sutherland to a new substation to be sited adjacent to NPPD’s existing substation east of Thedford. The new line will then proceed east and connect to a second substation to be sited in the Holt County area.

Referred to as the R-Project, the approximately 225-mile-long line will help enhance operation of NPPD’s electric transmission system, relieve congestion from existing lines within the transmission system, and provide additional opportunities for development of renewable energy projects

Public Involvement Process:

NPPD used a comprehensive public involvement process during the siting of this transmission line.Three rounds of public open house meetings were held, as well as additional meetings for interested parties. Eight public hearings were held in November 2014. 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.


Questions? Contact Us!

Project Hotline: 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free)
Email: powerline@nppd.com