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 substations serving the city and surrounding area. The new line will increase the system’s transmission system 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 on its existing 115 kV transmission system. In exploring several different options, NPPD and SPP determined a 115 kV transmission line from the Kearney TechOne substation on the east side of Kearney to the Tower substation on the west side of Kearney will accommodate current and projected future loads. The new line will provide additional reliability and enhanced resiliency for the Kearney area.

OPEN HOUSE

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST)
and
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CST)
Younes Conference
Center South
416 W Talmadge Rd
Kearney, NE 68845

OPEN HOUSE VIDEOVIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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 are determined. At this point, the first open house meeting will be 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 will be held for landowners and interested parties to provide input, including property information, and learn more about the project. In the third and final 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.

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