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News release: New electric transmission line energized in Oneida and Forest counties

Venus-Metonga transmission line completed on schedule

De Pere, Wis. – American Transmission Co. placed in service last week a new 115-kilovolt electric transmission line connecting the Venus Substation, located in the Town of Monico, with a new Wisconsin Public Service Corp. substation, named the Metonga Substation, in Crandon.

Construction began in late fall 2006 on the 13-mile line. It runs along Old Hwy. 26 south and east along Hwy. 8, down Rosa Road to the Metonga Substation. Construction wrapped up last week, on schedule.

The new transmission line helps improve electric reliability in the area and serves as a backup to other critical facilities on the electric system.

“Completion of this project resolves further loading problems caused by population growth in the area,” said Lee Meyerhofer, ATC local relations representative.

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