Current Projects

Scottsbluff Power Project

The Scottsbluff transmission line project is an approximate seven to ten-mile, 115 kV transmission line to provide a necessary second path between Scottsbluff's two local substations. The new line will increase the transmission system capacity to meet electrical demand, reduce congestion, and further enhance the reliability and resiliency of the Scottsbluff and western Nebraska areas.  

The City of Scottsbluff is currently served from two 115 kV substations, with only one existing transmission line connecting the two. This single transmission line is subject to heavy congestion. A new transmission line from the Scottsbluff substation to the Victory Hill substation would accommodate current and projected future loads.

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.

Project Area Map

Project Schedule - Phase 3

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