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NPPD outlines plan, schedule for transmission line to serve pipeline

Representatives from Nebraska Public Power District met with elected officials, community, businesses and industry leaders last Thursday, July 2, in Petersburg and Ericson to begin the process of planning and building an electric transmission line in the area.

About 25 people attended the Petersburg meeting.

The new 115,000-volt (115 kV) line will run from a substation near Petersburg to a substation near Ericson. The final route of the new transmission line has not been determined.

Ed Wagner, NPPD vice president of customer service, said the new Petersburg to Ericson transmission line is one part of an NPPD three-part transmission line project that will supply power for the Keystone XL TransCanada crude oil pipeline proposed to run through central Nebraska. The pipeline is now in the planning stages.

Complete details in this week’s Albion News and Petersburg Press Print Editions.