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Nebraska Public Power District Finalizes Route for Scottsbluff Power Project

May 19, 2023
New transmission line to enhance capacity and alleviate congestion in the area.

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has finalized the route for the Scottsbluff Power Project, a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line connecting two load serving substations in the area.

To keep property owners informed, NPPD will initiate communication along the route, allowing them to ask questions, provide additional property information, and share insights on land-use. Right of Way agents will engage with landowners to discuss right-of-entry agreements, granting NPPD access for environmental assessments, survey activities, engineering assessments, and structural spotting assessments. Drones will also be employed for surveys along the route in preparation for construction.

The planned 10-mile long 115 kV transmission line aims to establish a much-needed second path between the substations, as the existing transmission line currently experiences heavy congestion. The Scottsbluff Power Project will enhance the transmission system capacity, alleviating congestion, and improving reliability and resiliency in the Scottsbluff and western Nebraska areas.

Construction work is tentatively set to start in the fall or winter of 2024, with completion expected by spring 2025.

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