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Sarpy Transmission Project

Sarpy Transmission Project

Sarpy Transmission Project

Providing the path to new development

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About the Project

Omaha Public Power District (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. As your local energy partner, we continue to invest in the communities we serve to support growth and opportunities in the region – all while meeting our commitment to no general rate increase through 2021. 

To support this growth, OPPD plans to construct a new overhead high-voltage transmission line. The new line would extend from OPPD’s Substation 1255, located near 114th and Giles Road in Papillion, to Substation 1260, located near 144th and Schram Road in Papillion.

The new transmission line project is referred to as the OPPD Sarpy Transmission Project. OPPD will route, design and construct the new transmission line while also aiming to minimize impacts to the environment and community.

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Sarpy Transmission Line Benefits

♦ Provide the necessary capacity and reliability to support new and expanding businesses as well as residential growth
♦ Support OPPD's commitment to no general rate increase through 2021

Open to Public

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Thursday, Aug. 3, 5-8 p.m.

Millard Social Hall
10508 S. 144th Street, Omaha, NE 68138 

Project Schedule

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Routing Process

How is your input used throughout the routing process?

Information gathered throughout the routing process provides valuable insight regarding properties, constraints and opportunities, and impacts to landowners. We are appreciative of all landowners for their cooperation throughout this process.

Routing Criteria

Throughout the routing process, the following criteria were used to determine the most appropriate and responsible power line route:

  • Airports and Airstrips
  • Federal and State Lands
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • Floodplains
  • Structures - Other
  • Cemeteries
  • Highways
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Churches
  • Historic and Archaeological Sites
  • Wetlands/Waterways
  • Conservation Areas
  • Irrigation Systems/Center Pivots
  • Wooded Areas
  • Constructability
  • New and Platted Developments
  • Visibility of the Line
  • Cost
  • Railroads
  • Existing/Planned Utilities
  • Residences/Homes


Site Area Map

OPPD is looking at various route options. The new transmission line will fall within this study area.

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Typical Transmission Structure

Typical Structure Measurements

Structure: Single steel shaft transmission poles (wood distribution poles where necessary)
Foundation: Concrete pier or directly embedded
Height: 115 – 150 feet (typical)
Span Length: 500 feet (typical) with distribution poles in between spans where necessary
Easement Width: 40 - 100 feet for new 161-kV transmission line

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Additional Resources and FAQ's

Review presentations, supporting materials and FAQs on Additional Resources

Send Us Your Comments

OPPD Listens. Your feedback is important to us. Please provide your comments online and let us know your thoughts about the Sarpy Transmission Project, or call 402-636-3062.