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ATC files application for transmission line project in Brillion

New substation, short segments of new wire planned

DE PERE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. today filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to build a new substation and transmission line on Brillion Iron Works property. The project also involves extending the current double-circuit transmission line about one-quarter mile to connect to the new substation. Additionally, one mile of fiber optic wire will be installed from the Glenview Avenue Substation near the Brillion water tower to the new substation.

“Brillion Iron Works is served by a radial distribution-level substation owned by Wisconsin Public Service Corp.,” said Lee Meyerhofer, ATC senior local relations representative. “The large industrial load at the facility now warrants a networked transmission-level facility, which is the most economical solution to improve reliability for the customer.”

The new substation will replace the aging Brillion Iron Works Substation, which will be retired when the new substation is placed in service.

If approved, construction would begin in summer 2015 and the project would be placed in service in summer 2016. The estimated cost is $14 million.

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American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the Upper Midwest. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now has $5 billion in assets, including more than 9,890 miles of transmission lines and 568 substations. The company is a member of the MISO regional transmission organization, and provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. For more information, visit our website at

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