Large new transmission in 10-year plan for state

A proposed new 345,000-volt transmission line covering 260 miles across central Nebraska is now a possibility.

The line is intended to enhance reliability and relieve congestion on Nebraska Public Power District’s electrical grid system.

Increased transmission capability is also expected to open opportunities for wind-power generation through central and western Nebraska.

Southwest Power Pool approved a 10-year Integrated Transmission Plan (ITP10) that includes two new transmission line segments during a meeting of its board of directors Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Austin, TX.

Details in the Feb. 8 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & Electronic Editions.