Stegall to Scottsbluff
|Online Open House – 3rd Round|
A public open house was held Wednesday, August 20th, at the Gering Civic Center. This was the third open house hosted by NPPD for this project. Sixty-one landowners and interested individuals attended. Attendees were able to discuss the alternative and preferred line routes by NPPD and provide their comments. The project team will continue to accept information and comments by clicking on Submit Your Comments, or by calling 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free) or e-mailing email@example.com.
NPPD plans to construct a 115,000-volt electric transmission line from the existing Scottsbluff Substation to a new substation to be built approximately five miles south of Stegall near the existing Stegall Substation owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The exact location of the new substation is yet to be determined.
The approximate 23-mile transmission line will enhance transmission system reliability in the western Nebraska Panhandle region. The new line will also meet the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Reliability Standards for the western Nebraska area. The line is expected to be in service by mid-2017.
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)