Omaha Public Power District and the Fremont Department of Utilities are working together on the Elkhorn River Valley Transmission (ERVT) Project to build a new line to transmit electricity between Dodge and Washington Counties. Officials will deliver a formal presentation of the final route alignment at the beginning of each hearing.
Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church Fellowship Hall, 8951 County Road 9 in Arlington
Thursday, December 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Elementary School, 1546 North Luther Road in Fremont
The ERVT Project will improve system reliability and offer capacity to meet the growing needs of both OPPD and Fremont customers. Fremont will also have more flexibility for planned outages and be able to diversify energy options with renewable sources such as wind and solar power.
A new 161kV transmission line will connect two existing OPPD substations. Substation 1226 is in Washington County near Highway 91 and County Road 27 west of Blair and Substation 991 is in Dodge County on U Boulevard and S. County Road 26 east of Fremont. Also, a 69kV line will connect OPPD’s Substation 991 with the Fremont Department of Utilities’ existing Substation B on North Luther Road and US Highway 30.