Bay Lake Project – Michigan
Holmes-Old Mead Road
- A single-circuit 138-kV line from the Holmes Substation in Menominee County to the Old Mead Road Substation in Escanaba.
When the Bay Lake Project was originally proposed, it included two new 138-kV lines between Menominee County and Escanaba. It was subsequently determined that a single transmission line will be adequate for the foreseeable future. This change allowed us to review opportunities to co-locate with existing transmission lines to minimize the amount of new right-of-way required. The proposed routes maximize the use of existing transmission line corridors and an abandoned railroad corridor.
ATC has a practice of engaging the public and other interested stakeholder in its proposed transmission line projects as a way to identify possible routes far in advance of filing a regulatory application. ATC began engaging the public through open houses in May 2012.
Learn more about ATC’s public involvement process.
|Areas that benefit:||Upper Peninsula of Michigan|
|Counties where facilities may be located:||Delta and Menominee|
|Line length:||58 miles|
|Estimated project cost:||$94 million|
|End points:||Holmes Substation in Menominee County, Mich., to Old Mead Road Substation in Escanaba, Mich.|
|*estimates will be refined as project design becomes more detailed|
|Public information and involvement, including routing and siting:||Spring 2012-2013|
|File regulatory application with Michigan Public Service Commission:||Fall 2013|
|Regulatory review & public comment:||2013-2014|
|Anticipated regulatory decision:||Early 2014|
|Start construction:||Early 2015|
|Target in-service date:||Summer 2016|
|*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes|