NPPD approves power plans for XL pipeline project

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By Jack Bowe


Updated: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 08:35:45 CST

The President has yet to act on the controversial Keystone pipeline project, but the state's public power district has voted to restart planning to provide electric power to the pipeline project. The NPPD board approved two resolutions dealing with the pipeline. The first will direct NPPD management to begin the planning for the transmission line along the new route for the pipeline. Opponents of the pipeline accuse NPPD of siding with TransCanada pipeline in the ongoing dispute over whether it should be constructed in the state. But TransCanada maintains that by law they must provide power to its wholesale customers who - in turn - would serve the pipeline directly.