American Transmission Co. projects

Project website for a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the high-voltage electric transmission system that powers communities in portions of the Upper Midwest.

American Transmission Co. is proposing an approximately 4- to 4.5-mile, double-circuit, 345,000-volt transmission line from a planned new substation near the Alliant Energy West Riverside Energy Center to an existing 345-kV transmission line in the Town of Beloit.

The transmission line is needed to connect Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center to the electric transmission grid. The West Riverside Energy Center, which is expected to begin operation in 2020, is a natural gas-fueled generating station with an integrated solar installation. According to Alliant Energy, it will provide a future supply of cost-competitive and reliable power for its customers and a significant economic investment in the Rock County region.

Schedule*
*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes
Public outreach:2016-2017
File application with Wisconsin regulators:2017
Receive approval from PSC:2018
Begin construction:2018
In-service date:2019
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