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Additional Resources - Sarpy Transmission Project

Additional Resources - Sarpy Transmission Project

Meetings and Supporting Material

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Public Hearing: Held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

  • Millard Social Hall, 10508 S. 144th St., Omaha, NE 68138
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (6 p.m. presentation)

Final Route Alignment Map
Meeting Boards
Meeting Handout
Meeting Presentation

Open House: Held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

  • Millard Social Hall, 10508 S. 144th Street, Omaha, NE 68138
  • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Project Timeline
Meeting Boards

Meeting Handout
Proposed Route Options 
Detailed Proposed Route Options 
Preferred Route Handout 
Routing Criteria
Preferred Route
Preferred Route Video

Typical Transmission Structure Measurements

Structure: Single-pole, free-standing steel transmission structures
Foundation: Concrete pier foundations up to 12 feet in diameter
Height: 110–185 feet
Span Length: 300-500 feet (typical)
Easement Width: 40-100 feet for new 161-kV transmission line


What is the Sarpy Transmission Project?

The Sarpy Transmission Project consists of a new 345/161-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, estimated at 6.5 miles from a substation on 114th Street north of Cornhusker Road to a substation on 144th Street south of Schram Road. The final route alignment is within Sarpy County, Nebraska, and includes the city of Papillion.

Who is building this transmission line?

Omaha Public Power District is coordinating all construction activities associated with this project including the coordination of supplemental contractors as required.  

What is the purpose and benefit of this Project?

Sarpy County is currently experiencing rapid commercial, industrial and residential growth. As your local energy partner, OPPD is preparing to invest in the area to provide the energy needed to grow our region. This project also supports OPPD's commitment to no general rate increase through 2021.

How is the final route determined?

A routing process considers and evaluates several criteria, including public input. Stakeholder feedback is obtained at local leader meetings, open houses, a hotline and comments submitted at

What is an easement?

A right to cross or otherwise use someone else's land for a specified purpose. In this case, the project’s easement will permit the construction, operation and maintenance of an overhead transmission line. The easement also permits the trimming of and removal of trees to prevent them from touching the line. 

How are transmission line easement widths determined?

Many factors enter into determining the width of transmission line easements, including voltage, structure design and location of the line with proximity to existing roadways. Easement widths will be based on final design to meet appropriate safety codes.

How will I know if my property will be impacted?

OPPD announced a final route in August 2017, and OPPD contacted directly impacted landowners to gather additional data used for detailed design of the transmission line. We also used certified mail to notify all directly impacted landowners in advance of an Oct. 23, 2018, public hearing on the project. During this hearing, we explained the easement acquisition process for those landowners.

What will the transmission line look like?

This project will use single-pole, free-standing steel structures. The structures will be 300-500 feet apart and approximately 110 to 185 feet tall.

Will there be a wind farm located in the area?

This project does not include a wind farm. Project scope includes a new transmission line to support energy needs for future growth in the area. 

How can I stay informed?

Thank you for visiting OPPD Listens. We are committed to keeping all interested stakeholders throughout the Project up to date and informed about project efforts and progress. OPPD Listens will have the most up-to-date information to keep you informed. You may also contact us via the comment form or call 402-636-3062.

Send Us Your Comments

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