Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Kent gives a presentation on the R-Project to NPPD’s Board of Directors on February 9, 2017.
Easement acquisition is in progress as right-of-way agents continue to contact landowners to schedule appointments to review the terms and conditions of the easement package.
Based upon U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services schedule for the Record of Decision for the Incidental Take Permit, the transmission line construction is expected to begin in October 2017 with an October 2019 in-service date.
Questions can be directed to 308-645-2318 (field office) or 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free).
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 Holt County.
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!
Thedford Field Office: 308-645-2318
Project Hotline: 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free)