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Regulatory review underway for proposed power line

PSCW determines ATC’s application is complete

DE PERE, Wis. – A proposed 115,000-volt electric transmission line proposed by American Transmission Co. is under review by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The line would run seven or eight miles from the Clear Lake Substation on Highway 47 to a new substation to be built by Wisconsin Public Service Corp. along Arnett Road west of Woodruff.

“The WPS distribution system that serves electricity customers in the area is located at the northwestern end of the portion of the transmission system known as the ‘Rhinelander Loop,’” explains Lee Meyerhofer, senior local relations representative for ATC. “The distribution system needs additional transmission support to maintain local reliability.”

ATC introduced the project in late 2008 and worked with area residents and local officials to identify route alternatives. If approved, the PSCW will determine the route the new line would follow. The regulatory review includes opportunities for interested parties to provide comments on the project.

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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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