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Your power comes from a wide variety of generating facilities from all over the Midwest. NPPD uses a diverse mix of generation resources including coal, natural gas, wind, water, and nuclear power.
The power system is an interconnected grid that distributes power as needed from a wide variety of sources. From the power plant, electric energy is delivered through a series of lines and substations where the voltage is reduced to the proper level for end-use customers.
NPPD is a member of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional transmission organization. The Southwest Power Pool's primary focus is to ensure reliable power supplies, adequate transmission infrastructure, and competitive wholesale electricity prices.
NPPD is holding a variety of meetings to engage various stakeholders (property owners/tenants, elected officials, wholesale customers, agencies and interest groups, community/area and business leaders, and media).
The public involvement process includes:
-- Public Outreach Meetings
-- Public Open Houses (Study Area, Corridors, Alternatives)
-- Online Public Meeting
-- A Formal Public Hearing
At each phase of the Project, public input is used to help determine the opportunities and constraints throughout the routing process. Currently we are in phase 2 of the routing process and NPPD is sharing the transmission line corridors and substation siting area.
The next three posters show examples of routing criteria NPPD has used in the past when siting a new transmission line. If you have any other examples, please share them with us through the comment form.
Throughout the routing process, NPPD coordinates with federal, state, and local agencies to help determine what environmental resources might be impacted by the Project. These resources include, but are not limited to: agricultural lands, sensitive, threatened and endangered species, cultural and historical resources, and water resources.
NPPD strives to build positive, long-term relationships with landowners and tenants. The goal is to navigate through the process of Right-of-Way permitting, easement acquisition, and post-construction so that these relationships can remain positive for years to come. This is why it is important to know how this Project affects you.
In the Engineering section we will explain the following; the type of structures that will be used on the project, typical structure locations and a description of the construction process.
In agricultural land, the line will generally be located along either section or half section lines. The structures will be spaced to minimize impact to agricultural operations. If center pivot irrigation systems are used, the structures will be spaced so that they do not interfere with their operation.
Stay Involved, Here's How!
NPPD wants to hear from you and answer your questions.
Your input is important to us.
You can continue to stay informed and involved by:
-- Visiting the website
-- Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Calling 1-888-677-3412
-- Following project news in NPPD newsletters, newspaper, and radio