American Transmission Co. projects

Project website for a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the high-voltage electric transmission system that powers communities in portions of the Upper Midwest.

Bay Lake Project – Wisconsin

North Appleton-Morgan

  • Expanded substation facilities at the North Appleton site on French Road in the Town of Freedom, Outagamie County,
  • A new 345-kV line and a new 138-kV line between North Appleton and the Morgan Substation in Oconto County.
  • A new substation (Benson Lake) will be required to accommodate a large voltage-cotrol device. Benson Lake will be located near the Amberg, Wis., substation.

The project will will require approval by Wisconsin regulators along with various local and state permits.

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.

Project at a Glance
Areas that benefit:Northeastern Wisconsin
Counties where facilities may be located:Brown, Oconto, Outagamie and Shawano
Line length:45 miles
Voltage:138-kV and 345-kV
Estimated project cost:$277 million
End points:North Appleton Substation to Morgan Substation (345- & 138-kV lines)
Public information and involvement, including routing and siting:Spring 2012-2013
Environmental analysis:2012-2013
File regulatory application with Public Service Commission of Wisconsin:Early 2014
Regulatory review & public comment:2014
Anticipated regulatory decisions:Spring 2015
Start construction:2016
Target in-service date:Late 2018
*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes