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NPPD hosts open house to gather input for new project

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The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) hosts an open house to gather feedback about the installation of a new transmission line.

The proposed power line would run from NPPD's Scottsbluff sub–station to a location about five miles south of Stegal.

Manager of Advocacy Group Relations Terry Warth says the new line needs to be installed because NPPD is nearing capacity on its existing transmission system.

NPPD is undergoing a lengthy process to identify where new transmission power lines will be located.

"What we'll do is go through a series of open houses," says Warth.  "We'll get as much input as we can for people that are within that study area so that we can understand what their operations are from, say, a farming and ranching standpoint... anything historical that may be in the area."

Warth says the goal is to minimize the impact on people living within the areas of the proposed power line.

The installation of a new power line and sub–station south of Stegal is expected to cost roughly $38–million. 

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