KCP&L plans 345-kV transmission line from Missouri to Nebraska

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) have joined forces to plan and construct a new 345-kV transmission line from Sibley, Mo., to Nebraska City, Nebraska. The project is expected to cost about $400 million.

The Midwest Transmission Project was part of a group of projects approved by Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) board of directors and members committee in April 2010.

For the next year, project planners will examine possible routes across a 16-county study area. Following identification and assessment of the possible routes, the final recommended route will be identified in the summer of 2013. The line will be between 150 and 190 miles long, depending on the routing.

The companies expect to complete their environmental permits by the winter of 2014, begin construction in the summer of the following year, and to have the line in service by June 2017.

The Midwest Transmission Project will run from KCP&L’s existing Sibley Substation to a new substation located south of Maryville, Mo., then to OPPD’s existing substation at its Nebraska City Power Station south of Nebraska City, Neb.

KCP&L is a unit of Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP).

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