At its regularly scheduled August meeting Friday, the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors approved a pair of resolutions regarding the utility’s electric transmission projects needed to serve the proposed new route for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline which may cross parts of eastern Antelope County.
The first resolution directs NPPD management, at TransCanada’s request, to restart NPPD’s planning work on the Keystone XL transmission line project. NPPD is responsible to provide electric power to its wholesale customers who, in turn, would serve the pipeline directly, at retail.
The second resolution ensures the Canadian company, by contract, will reimburse NPPD for all expenses incurred to build electric infrastructure to serve the pipeline.
NPPD’s work to plan transmission facilities for the Keystone XL project began in 2009. It was halted at TransCanada’s request in December 2011. Since then, TransCanada has redirected a portion of the pipeline’s route through Nebraska.
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