New line would help NPPD with electricity demand
Tom Kent, NPPD vice president and chief operating officer, listens to a comment Monday afternoon in Stanton during the first of four public hearings. Meeting attendees are discussing a proposed 345,000-volt electric line from Hoskins to Neligh.
Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 am
STANTON, Neb. — The hot, dry summer of 2012 left the Nebraska Public Power District with much higher than anticipated electricity use, especially from irrigators.
Tom Kent, NPPD vice president and chief operating officer, said the district surpassed its record for energy use 30 times from July 3, 2012, to Aug. 10, 2012. The previous record for use had been set in 2006.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 am.