LES seeks customer input on transmission line

The Lincoln Electric System is hosting an open house Thursday night to gather input on a transmission line in central Lincoln.

LES invites residents who may be impacted by a transmission line that will cross central Lincoln to an open house from 6-8 p.m. at Antelope Park in the Auld Pavilion near A Street & Capitol Parkway.

Customers can provide their input on LES's Central Reliability Project which will replace a 115 kilovolt line installed 35 years ago, which is nearing the end of its expected life.  The line will connect four substations at 56th & Everett, 30th & A, a new substation at 21st & N and 17th & Holdrege.

Spokesman Russ Reno says the line could be build underground like the old one or above ground.  An above ground cable would cost $2 million compared to the $25 million cost of placing it underground.

For more information about the LES Central Reliability Project, log onto:  www.les.com