Kearney Power Project

With the Kearney Power Project, NPPD plans to build an approximately six to nine-mile, 115 kV transmission line to provide a necessary path between two local substations. The new line will increase the transmission system's capacity to meet increasing demand and further enhance reliability and resiliency in the Kearney area.

The City of Kearney is rapidly growing, and the current transmission system is facing high electrical demand. The new 115 kV transmission line would run from the Kearney TechOne substation on the east side of Kearney to the Tower substation on the west side of Kearney.

The project is in Phase 3, in which NPPD is in the process of reviewing all comments received during Phases 1 and 2, in preparation for a public hearing currently planned to be held in mid-March. At the public hearing, NPPD will present a proposed route. Landowners and stakeholders will be notified when an official date for the public hearing has been set.

Routes for a transmission project are typically developed over the course of several phases and are then narrowed down to a final route.

In the first phase, preliminary routes or route segments were determined, and the first open house meeting was held for landowners and interested parties to provide input, including property information, and learn more about the project.

The second phase involves the determination of a preferred route along with alternative routes. With input from landowners, and consideration of engineering, environmental, and cost constraints, a preferred route provides the most feasible path forward for design and construction. A second open house meeting was held for landowners and interested parties to provide input, including property information, and learn more about the project.

In the third and final public involvement phase, a proposed route is determined, and NPPD will identify and invite directly impacted landowners to attend a public hearing.

A final line route will be announced no earlier than thirty days after the public hearing, at which time, the land acquisition process and final design work will begin.

Meeting Material

Project Area Map

Project Schedule - Phase 3

Questions? Email kearneypower@nppd.com or call 1-888-677-3412.