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 138,000-volt 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 or expansion to an exisiting substation.
- Depending on the route and substation site, other power line modifications may be needed.
Open house update
ATC is hosting two open houses so that landowners can discuss this project with ATC representatives and provide feedback on the proposed routes.
March 11, 3 to 7 p.m.
Marino’s Country Aire Banquet Hall
34816 Geneva Road
March 12, 3 to 7 p.m.
Hawk’s View Golf Club
7377 Krueger Road
Lake Geneva, Wis.
Need for the project
Studies indicate that the estimated $80.6 million project would deliver benefits to the area by strengthening the electric system to meet the growing use of electricity. The area 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 when repairs are needed.
|*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes|
|Project introduced to the public||Early 2013|
|Potential routes studied and evaluated||Early 2013 through Fall 2014|
|Open houses||March 11 and 12, 2014|
|Environmental field review||Spring 2014|
|Submit application to PSC||Spring 2015|
|Receive PSC decision (anticipated)||Summer 2016|
|Design line and obtain easements||2016 and 2017|
|Start construction||Summer 2017|
|Project in service||Spring 2019|