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ATC and REC host second open house to discuss possible routes for new power line in Milton

Open house will be Oct. 21 at The Gathering Place in Milton

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – Representatives from American Transmission Co. and Rock Energy Cooperative will host an open house to discuss route options for a new power line to serve the Milton area. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21, at The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton. No formal presentation is planned; residents can drop in between 4 and 7 p.m. to speak with ATC and Rock Energy staff.

“The transmission line will bring power to a new Rock Energy Substation that will serve a growing need for reliable electric service in the area and support the continued growth of the Milton Industrial Park,” says Denny Schultz, representative of Rock Energy Cooperative.

ATC presented initial potential route options to the public during an open house in August, and based on input received, revised the options to include a potential route along a railroad corridor in the City of Milton. During the past few months, ATC has been evaluating possible routes for the line, including both the preliminary corridors presented to the public in August and the railroad corridor.

“It is our practice to work closely with the public to identify route options that result in the best possible solution for the project,” explains Jon Callaway, local relations representative for ATC. “Sometimes suggestions we receive help identify new segments that may not have been included during the early planning stages, as is the case with this project.”

Invitations have been mailed to landowners and businesses along all potential routes, and other members of the public are also welcome to attend. The open house is aimed at gathering feedback from those that may be affected by the new line.

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