Public Hearing Date Set for NPPD Transmission Line

A series of four public hearings on Nebraska Public Power District’s Hoskins to Neligh 345,000-Volt Transmission Line Project are scheduled for early August. Sessions will be held in Stanton, Norfolk, Neligh and Pierce, with each meeting having a one hour open house prior to the formal hearing.
NPPD plans to construct a 345,000-volt transmission line from the District’s Hoskins substation, located southwest of Hoskins, to a new substation in the Neligh area. In addition, four 115,000-volt transmission line segments will be routed from the new substation to existing lines.
This new transmission line will enhance operation of NPPD’s electric transmission system and provide additional opportunities for development of renewable energy projects. Specifically, this project will help serve customers’ electricity demands in north central Nebraska.
The public hearings are scheduled for Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6. The following dates, times and locations have been established for each hearing.
Monday, August 5 – St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 1504 Ivy Street, Stanton; Open House from noon to 1 p.m.; public hearing from 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, August 5 – Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College, 801 Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk; Open House from 6 to 7 p.m.; public hearing from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 6 – American Legion, 115 W. Third Street, Neligh; Open House from noon to 1 p.m.; public hearing from 1 to 3 p.m.

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