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Custer Co. residents can learn about route for transmission line

Broken Bow and Custer County residents can learn about route options for a Nebraska Public Power District transmission line to link a current substation to a wind farm expected to go into operation in 2012.

BROKEN BOW - Broken Bow and Custer County residents can learn about route options for a Nebraska Public Power District transmission line to link a current substation to a wind farm expected to go into operation in 2012.

NPPD officials will have an open house from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Paddock Building on the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow.

The event will start the formal public involvement in the project. People within a study area identified east of Broken Bow received invitations to attend.

Project Manager Jack Steiner said landowner information about current and future land uses; the location of buildings, irrigation wells and pivots; and unique characteristics of their properties will help NPPD officials develop an appropriate route for the line.

The next steps are to narrow the route options, identify a preferred route and have a second round of public meetings, likely in the second half of 2010. The route chosen by NPPD will be subject to a public hearing.

Construction of the 115-kilovolt line is expected in 2012.

It will connect NPPD's existing substation southeast of Broken Bow to a new wind farm northeast of the study area. Developer Midwest... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

BROKEN BOW - Broken Bow and Custer County residents can learn about route options for a Nebraska Public Power District transmission line to link a current substation to a wind farm expected to go into operation in 2012.

NPPD officials will have an open house from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Paddock Building on the Custer County Fairgrounds in Broken Bow.

The event will start the formal public involvement in the project. People within a study area identified east of Broken Bow received invitations to attend.

Project Manager Jack Steiner said landowner information about current and future land uses; the location of buildings, irrigation wells and pivots; and unique characteristics of their properties will help NPPD officials develop an appropriate route for the line.

The next steps are to narrow the route options, identify a preferred route and have a second round of public meetings, likely in the second half of 2010. The route chosen by NPPD will be subject to a public hearing.

Construction of the 115-kilovolt line is expected in 2012.

It will connect NPPD's existing substation southeast of Broken Bow to a new wind farm northeast of the study area. Developer Midwest Wind Energy will construct and operate the wind farm's substation.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.nppd.com/grid_essential or call Mark Becker at 888-677-3418.


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MAR 9 2010
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