First round of open houses were held January 14-22, 2013 in Tryon, Hershey, Halsey, Mullen, Chambers and Ainsworth. Total attendance for all six open houses was 581. Open house comments have been consolidated with more than 1,200 comments received.
NPPD plans to construct a 345,000-volt transmission line from NPPD’s Gerald Gentleman Station near Sutherland north to a new substation in the Cherry County area and then east to a new substation in the Holt/Antelope County area 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. The Study Area Open Houses are the first of several public meetings NPPD will hold to help determine a final line route.
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.
The next round of open houses will be held in the fall of 2013.
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