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ATC project will improve electric reliability for Brodhead, Monroe areas

Construction of the rebuilt line will begin in May

MADISON, Wis. – American Transmission Co. in May will begin construction on the 18-mile, 69,000-volt Brodhead-South Monroe electric transmission line that connects the Brodhead Substation south of Brodhead and the South Monroe Substation in Monroe. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved the project in April 2009.

Construction activities on the approximately $11 million project are expected to being in May 2011, and the line is projected to be in service in December 2011. The age and condition of the existing line, which was built in 1950, necessitated the rebuild. “Work will involve installing new poles, wires, and insulators,” said Jim Maple, ATC project manager. “The rebuild line will follow the existing route and the new line design will allow for longer span lengths and fewer poles.”

“The rebuilt line will make a vital improvement to electric system reliability in the area,” said Charles Gonzales, ATC local relations representative. “We will continue to communicate with affected landowners throughout the construction process.”

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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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