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.

American Transmission Co. is proposing to add to and improve electric transmission facilities in the Escanaba, Mich., area. Current facilities are frequently overloaded and subject to low voltages. Existing lines are so critical to maintaining service to customers that it is difficult to take components out of service for maintenance.

ATC is proposing to build a six-mile, double-circuit 138-kilovolt line and a new substation. The line would run from the current Chandler Substation on County Road D11 to a new substation calledĀ Old MeadĀ Road.

Project at a Glance
County affected:Delta
Line length:6 miles
Voltage:138 kilovolts
Cost:Approximately $25 million
End points:Chandler Substation to new Old Mead Road Substation on paper mill property
Project status:Under construction
Public open house #1 - Kick off:June 2011
Public open house #2 - Review potential transmission line routes:Fall 2011
Public open house #3 - Final route:First quarter 2012
Obtain local permits:As necessary
Negotiate/obtain easements:Summer 2012 into 2013
Construction start:July 2013
In-service date:June 2014
*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes
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