Spring Valley-North Lake Geneva Electric Reliability Project
American Transmission Co. is proposing new and upgraded electric transmission facilities to keep pace with growing electricity demand in southern Walworth and western Kenosha counties in Wisconsin. The project involves:
- Construction of a new 138-kilovolt transmission line of approximately 25 miles, stretching from the existing North Lake Geneva Substation in southern Walworth County to the existing Spring Valley Substation in western Kenosha County.
- Construction of a new electric substation near Twin Lakes.
- Construction of a new 69-kV transmission line that will connect the new substation to the existing substation in Twin Lakes.
- A rebuild of the existing 69-kV transmission line from the Katzenberg Substation to the Twin Lakes Substation, along with other area maintenance work.
Need for the project
Studies indicate that the estimated $80.6 million project would deliver benefits to the area by strengthening the electric transmission system to meet the growing use of electricity. The electric transmission system is vulnerable to low voltages and power outages and will no longer adequately support the lower-voltage distribution system. This project will provide system redundancy and allow for maintenance outages to equipment and facilities when repairs are needed.
|*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes|
|Open house - preliminary route options||Spring 2014|
|Finalize proposed routes||Summer/Fall 2014|
|Open house - final proposed routes||Early 2015|
|Submit application to PSC||Spring 2015|
|Receive PSC decision||Summer 2016|
|Start construction||Summer 2017|
|Project in service||Spring 2019|