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Spotlight on Transmission: Hoskins to Neligh Line

In May the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) completed the third round of open houses for the Hoskins to Neligh transmission line. The project will help increase reliability and efficiency in northeast Nebraska. It will also help move energy from wind farms around Neligh to markets outside of Nebraska.

When NPPD produces more energy than is needed in Nebraska, they can sell the extra wind energy to markets outside the state. Connection to these markets helps to bring the possibility of new renewable energy projects to the state.

New Developments for Transmission Project

An important energy transmission project in Iowa will be the subject of several public meetings. The Sheldon-Webster transmission project is a 215 mile transmission line, with 145 miles located in Iowa (running through Kossuth, Winnebago, and Worth counties). This project will help increase energy capacity and reliability of the grid throughout the Midwest. A notable opportunity that the project provides is to link renewable energy projects to larger markets.

New Developments for Transmission Project in Minnesota

An important energy transmission project in Minnesota will be the subject of several public meetings. The Sheldon-Webster transmission project is a 215 mile transmission line, with 70 miles of the line in Minnesota and 145 miles located in Iowa, and will run through Martin, Jackson, and Faribault counties. This project will help increase energy capacity and reliability of the grid throughout the Midwest. A notable opportunity that the project provides is to link renewable energy projects to larger markets.

New Developments for South Dakota Transmission Project

An important energy transmission project in South Dakota is moving on to the next step in its development, and the public will receive an opportunity to comment on the project. The Big Stone South to Brookings county transmission project is comprised of a 70 mile line that is slated to run from Brookings county to the Big Stone South substation near Big Stone City. 

Nebraska Winds Blow Hard, but Renewable Energy Development Fails to Keep Pace

Wind energy is thriving, especially in the Midwest. Known for its huge agricultural potential, Midwestern states also have some of the best potential for wind power. That makes our region prime real estate for wind energy developers.

But our home state of Nebraska is being left behind by neighboring states. As a result, we’re missing out on the benefits of wind development. Nebraskans have watched development boom in nearby states due to incentives that draw developers.

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