Stegall to Scottsbluff
A public open house was held January 23 at the Gering Civic Center. One hundred eighteen landowners and interested individuals attended the open house to learn more about the project study area, the need and benefit of the project, structure and foundation types, right-of-way acquisition, and more. The Project Team is in the process of reviewing all public comments. The public is encouraged to contact the Project Team with any questions or comments.
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)