NPPD transitions from recovery to reconstruction
On the afternoon of May 14, NPPD's crews restored service to two of four transmission lines damaged by Sunday's storms. They also completed reconstruction to the distribution system in the City of Sutton and removed the portable generators which had been installed on Monday to temporarily provide power to Sutton's residents.
By early tomorrow (May 16), NPPD will have completed repair work on a 115-kilovolt power line between Geneva and McCool, leaving only one of NPPD's high-voltage transmission lines out of service from this past Sunday's storms.
The final line, a 345-kV line between McCool and Hallam, will take several weeks to rebuild, as 99 wood and two steel structures were damaged. NPPD expects to have this line energized by July 1.
Preliminary costs for restoration for all four lines damaged by the storm are $16.9 million.