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News release: Crivitz-High Falls project approved

ATC to rebuild power lines in Marinette County
Original line built in 1910

DE PERE, Wis. – American Transmission Co., has received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to rebuild a 13-mile power line between the Crivitz and High Falls substations in Marinette County. The original line was built in 1910 to deliver energy generated at hydro-electric plants along the Upper Peshtigo River to the city of Green Bay.

“The line needs to be upgraded and its capacity increased to meet reliability needs and provide additional operating flexibility under certain conditions,” explains David Hovde, local relations representative for ATC. Voltage of the double-circuit line will remain 69,000 volts, but larger conductors (wires) will be used to increase the line’s capacity.

Estimated cost of the project is $23.4 million. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2008. Landowners along the right-of-way have been informed of the project and will continue to be kept apprised as the project proceeds.

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Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates 10,081 miles of electric transmission lines and 582 substations in portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Our transmission network enables the movement of electricity produced from all forms of generation resources to areas where it is needed – helping to keep the lights on, businesses running and communities strong. Visit our website at

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