Omaha Public Power District has partnered with KCP&L of Kansas City, Mo., to develop and construct the Midwest Transmission Project, a 180 mile 345 kV transmission line from Sibley, Mo., to Nebraska City, Neb.
The line is part of a plan developed by the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization. The Southwest Power Pool determined that additional transmission is needed in this growing region to relieve congestion on the electric grid, enhance security and advance renewable energy.
"The Midwest Transmission Project will have a significant role in relieving congestion, improving reliability, and providing an additional gateway for wind energy to reach customers in Nebraska, Missouri and beyond as wind generation continues to expand in the region," said Mo Doghman, OPPD vice president of Power Grid and Energy Delivery. "Omaha Public Power District is committed to this important partnership and the benefits it will bring to our regional power grid and customers."
To learn more and to follow the progress on this important transmission project, visit www.midwesttransmissionproject-oppd.com.