Project Status:

Work continues on the project with land value appraisals, surveying and structure spotting currently taking place.  Right-of-way agents are meeting with landowners once structures are spotted on their property to discuss the structure locations.

It is anticipated easement acquisition will begin in November.

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