Stegall to Scottsbluff
Transmission line construction began in early September. Drivers in the Stegall and Scottsbluff areas will see more heavy trucks on the roads and are reminded to be safe and prepare for slower traffic. Initial construction activities include foundation construction, tree clearing, gate installation, and structure setting and assembly.
The easement acquisition process has been completed. We would like to thank all of the landowners for their cooperation during this phase of the project.
Two right-of-way agents support the project. The agents are available by calling their cell phone numbers.
- Bob Mackintosh
- Marlene Nulph
The project consists of constructing a 115,000-volt electric transmission line approximately 23 miles from the existing Scottsbluff Substation to a new NPPD substation to be built approximately five miles south of Stegall near the existing Stegall Substation owned by Basin Electric Power Cooperative. There will also be a short 345,000 volt transmission line built between NPPD’s new substation and Basin’s existing Stegall substation.
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 used a comprehensive public involvement process during the siting of this transmission line. Three rounds of public open house meetings were held, followed by a public hearing in January 2015. 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!
Project Hotline: 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free)