Sarpy Southwest Transmission Project

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Power with Purpose

OPPD takes great pride in meeting the energy needs of today, while planning and preparing for the needs of the future. Papillion, Sarpy County and the entire greater Omaha area is currently experiencing rapid commercial, industrial and residential growth. Power with Purpose is OPPD’s solar + backup natural gas project that moves us toward the goal to support OPPD’s mission to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.

OPPD is siting and developing up to 600 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation, and up to 600 megawatts of backup natural gas. The project will be one of the largest renewable energy investments of its kind in the Midwest.

Power with Purpose allows us to retire our oldest, coal-fired units at North Omaha Station and continue to integrate more renewable, clean energy into our system, ultimately supporting our goal of net-zero carbon production by 2050. We are working hard to do our part and be a catalyst for change.

About the Sarpy Southwest Transmission Project

OPPD is routing three separate transmission lines in the area that are needed to maintain system resiliency and reliability, support customer load growth, and future generation. While evaluating environmental, social, and engineering factors, we’re also seeking input from stakeholders.

As part of our public power promise, OPPD is committed to engaging you in these types of decisions, and we pledge to listen to your thoughts, ideas and questions. Learning about your properties is an important step in determining where the transmission lines should be located.

Phase 1 - Project Study Area & Potential Route Segments

The project study area is used to provide a general boundary for further evaluation before finalizing the transmission routes. Determining the paths for the transmission infrastructure will take place over the course of three phases.


Routing Process & Public Input Opportunities

While evaluating environmental, social, and engineering factors in the area, we’ll also connect with the public and local stakeholders. With input from the public, we can meet our objective to select the best route for the transmission lines through our analysis and local insights of the area. Your input in this process is important.

During Phase 1, the project team evaluates general environmental impacts, input from community leaders and stakeholders, and initial engineering constraints. The segments shown on this map are intended to illustrate potential locations for each of the three transmission lines. These provide a starting point for your input and our evaluation.

Please join us for a live, online public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Webex. Register Today by clicking the Online Community Meeting Button.

If you can’t make the meeting, we will post the meeting materials here and continue to be open for comments following the live meeting through February 8, 2021.

For Phase 2 of the routing process, we will use the input and data obtained during the online public meeting to narrow the segments to potential route alternatives for each of the three transmission lines. During this phase, we will again consult with community leaders, stakeholders and the public for additional input. A second online public meeting is tentatively planned for the end of March 2021.

Finally, in Phase 3 we will further narrow our options to proposed final routes for each of the three transmission lines.

Sarpy Southwest Transmission Routing, Siting & Public Involvement Process


Power with Purpose

OPPD takes great pride in meeting the energy needs of today, while planning and preparing for the needs of the future. Papillion, Sarpy County and the entire greater Omaha area is currently experiencing rapid commercial, industrial and residential growth. Power with Purpose is OPPD’s solar + backup natural gas project that moves us toward the goal to support OPPD’s mission to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.

OPPD is siting and developing up to 600 megawatts of utility-scale solar generation, and up to 600 megawatts of backup natural gas. The project will be one of the largest renewable energy investments of its kind in the Midwest.

Power with Purpose allows us to retire our oldest, coal-fired units at North Omaha Station and continue to integrate more renewable, clean energy into our system, ultimately supporting our goal of net-zero carbon production by 2050. We are working hard to do our part and be a catalyst for change.

About the Sarpy Southwest Transmission Project

OPPD is routing three separate transmission lines in the area that are needed to maintain system resiliency and reliability, support customer load growth, and future generation. While evaluating environmental, social, and engineering factors, we’re also seeking input from stakeholders.

As part of our public power promise, OPPD is committed to engaging you in these types of decisions, and we pledge to listen to your thoughts, ideas and questions. Learning about your properties is an important step in determining where the transmission lines should be located.

Phase 1 - Project Study Area & Potential Route Segments

The project study area is used to provide a general boundary for further evaluation before finalizing the transmission routes. Determining the paths for the transmission infrastructure will take place over the course of three phases.


Routing Process & Public Input Opportunities

While evaluating environmental, social, and engineering factors in the area, we’ll also connect with the public and local stakeholders. With input from the public, we can meet our objective to select the best route for the transmission lines through our analysis and local insights of the area. Your input in this process is important.

During Phase 1, the project team evaluates general environmental impacts, input from community leaders and stakeholders, and initial engineering constraints. The segments shown on this map are intended to illustrate potential locations for each of the three transmission lines. These provide a starting point for your input and our evaluation.

Please join us for a live, online public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Webex. Register Today by clicking the Online Community Meeting Button.

If you can’t make the meeting, we will post the meeting materials here and continue to be open for comments following the live meeting through February 8, 2021.

For Phase 2 of the routing process, we will use the input and data obtained during the online public meeting to narrow the segments to potential route alternatives for each of the three transmission lines. During this phase, we will again consult with community leaders, stakeholders and the public for additional input. A second online public meeting is tentatively planned for the end of March 2021.

Finally, in Phase 3 we will further narrow our options to proposed final routes for each of the three transmission lines.

Sarpy Southwest Transmission Routing, Siting & Public Involvement Process


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