The Minden City Council held a special meeting February 22 to review and decide on sub-transmission options.
Minden currently receives its main power supply from NPPD through a city owned 34.5 kV underground power line on the north end of town and loops it through the city. SPD supplies backup 34.5 kV sub-transmission service via an overhead line coming in on Highway 10 from the east. In 2018, SPD will convert their sub-transmission lines from 34.5 kV to 69 kV leaving Minden’s infrastructure unable to use SPD as a backup source.
To prepare for the conversion, a Sub-T Committee explored a number of options and narrowed the choices to two for council consideration. The options and explanations were presented by Stan Clouse of NPPD with additional information from Sub-T Committee members which included Mayor Ted Griess, City Council member Bob Carlson, City Administrator Matt Cederburg and Utilities Superintendent Ryan Hurst.
see March 1 Courier for full story