At its regular monthly meeting March 10, the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors approved an electrical equipment labor contract for the Midwest Transmission Project.
The project, a partnership between OPPD and Kansas City Power & Light, involves constructing a new 180-mile 345-kV transmission line from near Sibley, Mo., to Nebraska City Station south of Nebraska City.
The contract, in the amount of $541,525, was awarded to Watts Electric Company of Waverly, Neb. Watts will perform substation work this summer to connect the new transmission line into the substation, including installing a line shunt reactor, circuit breakers, relay panels, switches and other components. This project will improve electric service reliability and relieve congestion on the power grid.