Project Status:

After a nearly two-year routing and public involvement process, NPPD has identified a proposed route for the R-Project, a 345,000 volt transmission line project spanning approximately 220 miles. A series of eight public hearings are scheduled during the first two weeks of November. The hearings will be held in eight counties where the line route has been selected, with each meeting having a one-hour open house prior to the formal hearing. Property owners along the proposed line route were mailed a certified letter inviting them to attend a public hearing.

Public Hearings
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(Mini Open house 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(Mini Open House 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
November 4 Logan County,
Logan County Fairgrounds
71 Hwy 83, Stapleton
Lincoln County,
Holiday Inn Express,
300 Frontage Road, North Platte
November 6 Thomas County,
Thomas County Fairgrounds,
83861 Hwy 83, Thedford
Blaine County,
Brewster Community Center,
250 Garfield Ave., Brewster
November 10 Garfield County,
American Legion,
657 G Street, Burwell
Loup County,
Loup County Community Center,
406 4th Street, Taylor
November 12 Wheeler County,
Wheeler-Central High School (new gym),
214 5th Street, Bartlett
Holt County,
Chambers Community Center,
107 E. Main St., Chambers

The first part of the public hearing consists of presentations on the project by NPPD and its engineering consulting firm, POWER Engineers. The topics will include the need for the project, engineering aspects, line route selection, and the easement acquisition process. Once that portion of the hearing is completed, the public will have an opportunity to speak. Prior to each formal public hearing, NPPD will host a one-hour open house.

Following a 30-day comment period, NPPD will announce the final line route via a newsletter. Online comments may be submitted by clicking on Submit Your Comments, or by calling 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free) or e-mailing powerline@nppd.com.

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/Antelope/Wheeler County area.

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.


Questions? Contact Us!

Project Hotline: 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free)
Email: powerline@nppd.com