R-Project

The $361m, 345-kV R Project transmission line from NPPD is part of an effort to enhance regional reliability, relieve congestion and provide carrying capacity for additional renewable energy projects in Nebraska. The line originates at NPPD’s Gerald Gentleman Station near Sutherland, runs north to Cherry County and then east to the Holt/Antelope County line where it will tie into an existing 345-kV transmission line owned by the Western Area Power Administration. The total length of the project is estimated at 220 miles and is expected to be complete by 2020.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Nebraska Public Power District 225 345 NE NE 2020
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
365 Planned Gerald Gentleman Holt/Antelope County Line
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2019 MRO SPP US