NPPD recently determined through the line routing and substation siting process that the R-Project transmission line will connect to a new substation to be sited near NPPD’s existing substation east of Thedford. The new line will then connect to a second substation to be sited near the existing Western Area Power Administration 345,000 volt transmission line in the Holt/Antelope/Wheeler County area.
NPPD continues to work on preferred and alternative line routes for the R-Project and is tentatively planning a third round of open houses for public input in the late April/early May timeframe. Open house invitations will be sent to potentially affected landowners after dates, locations and times are finalized.
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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