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PSCW approves Clear Lake-Woodmin transmission line

American Transmission Co. to build 7.5-mile power line in Oneida, Vilas counties

DE PERE, Wis. – Electric system reliability will be improved in the Wisconsin Northwoods with recent approval of the Clear Lake-Woodmin transmission line. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin authorized construction of the 7.2 mile line between the Clear Lake Substation southeast of Woodruff on Highway 47 and the proposed Woodmin Substation west of Highway 47 in the town of Arbor Vitae.

“We appreciate the involvement and participation of local officials and community residents as we worked to identify an appropriate project,” said Lee Meyerhofer, senior local relations representative for ATC. “We will continue to stay in touch with landowners and officials as we take our project into the construction phase.”

Construction of the $21 million project will begin in Fall 2011. Much of the new line will be built following an existing electric distribution line and road right-of-way. Only about seven acres of new right-of-way will be needed.

The project is needed to support the local distribution network. Wisconsin Public Service Corp., the local distribution utility, will build the Woodmin Substation.

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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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