The District held open houses from September 9 through 17 in Thedford, Sutherland, Dunning, Stapleton, Burwell and Bartlett. Three hundred sixty-nine landowners and interested individuals attended the open houses to discuss the identified corridors, structure and foundation types, right-of-way acquisition and the need and benefit of the project. 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 information.
NPPD plans to construct a 345,000-volt transmission line from NPPD’s Gerald Gentleman Station near Sutherland north to a new substation in or near the Cherry County area and then east to a new substation to be constructed in either Holt, Antelope, or Wheeler County where it will tie into a 345,000-volt transmission line owned by the Western Area Power Administration.
Referred to as the R-Project, the approximately 220-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 uses a comprehensive public involvement process when siting transmission lines. Typically, three rounds of public open house meetings are held, followed by a public hearing. 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.
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