Stegall to Scottsbluff
On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, an open house and public hearing were held for the Stegall-Scottsbluff 115,000 volt transmission line project at the Gering Civic Center. Seventy-eight interested parties registered at the meeting, where a proposed line route for the project was shared. The project team continues to accept information and comments by clicking on Submit Your Comments, calling 1-888-677-3412 (toll-free) or e-mailing email@example.com. NPPD will announce the final line route approximately 30-45 days following the public hearing. Shortly thereafter, right-of-way agents will begin contacting landowners to obtain right-of-entry.
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 transmission line project will enhance system reliability in the western Nebraska panhandle region.
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.
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