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ATC proposes power line for Escanaba area

Six-mile line would improve electric reliability, alleviate problems on current system

DE PERE, Wis. – Local residents and officials are invited to attend an informational open house to learn about an electric reliability project for the Escanaba area proposed by American Transmission Co.

“The transmission system that currently serves the Escanaba area is frequently overloaded and the lines are so critical that it is difficult to take components out of service for maintenance,” explains David Hovde, ATC local relations consultant. “We are proposing a new line and substation to improve reliability for the area.”

The project is in its early stages – no potential routes or substation locations have been determined. ATC has identified a study area within which to locate the facilities. The open house is designed to gather feedback from the local community to help make those decisions.

The open house will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at Bay College in rooms JHUC 958 and 962. No formal presentation is planned; guests should drop in as their schedules allow. Company representatives will be available to discuss planning, routing, siting, design, construction and real estate issues.

A map of the study area and more information about the project, known as the Chandler-18th Road Electric Reliability Project, is available at

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ATC is a Wisconsin-based company that moves energy along the regional electric grid in parts of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois, serving more than 5 million electric consumers. We are experts at what we do: planning, maintaining, operating and protecting the grid. As the electric industry moves toward renewable generation sources, we are transforming our system to continue delivering energy reliably and safely. We proudly support STEM education programs that empower youth with the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s energy workforce. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and X (Twitter).