Nebraska Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (NE)
The steps of the Nebraska bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in Nebraska
The Nebraska electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Nebraska, the Midwest Reliability Organization is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. The Southwest Power Pool, RE (SPP) is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in the state.
Nebraska is the only state, in the nation, in which all electric power is delivered to consumers by publicly owned utilities. There are a number of publicly owned utilities, public power districts, and cooperatives providing transmission services in the state, including:
- Nebraska Public Power District is the largest community-owned utility in the state, serving 86 of the 93 counties in Nebraska;
- Panhandle Rural Electric Membership Association serves northwest Nebraska;
- Custer Public Power District serves central Nebraska;
- Omaha Public Power District serves south-east Nebraska
- KBR Rural Public Power District serves north-central Nebraska; and
- Dawson Power District serves the south-central area of the state.