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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:

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