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.

Clear Lake-Woodmin Transmission Line Project

The Wisconsin Public Service Corp. distribution system that serves electricity customers in the area needed transmission reinforcement because of increasing demand. This 115-kilovolt project was built to connect a new WPS substation (Woodmin) on Highway 47 near Arnett Road to the Clear Lake Substation on Highway 47 near Mid Lake Road in the Town of Woodruff.

Project at a Glance
Communities affected:Towns of Woodruff and Minocqua in Oneida County; Town of Arbor Vitae in Vilas County
Line length:7.2 miles
Voltage:Will be built to 138-kV standards but will operate at 115 kilovolts
Cost:Approximately $21.1 million
End points:Clear Lake Substation (existing facility on Highway 47 in the Town of Woodruff) and a new substation west of Woodruff on Highway 47 near Arnett Road
Project status:Approved
Identify potential routes with public involvement:Fall 2008-Fall 2009
Submit application to Public Service Commission:May 2010
Regulatory review and public comment:Summer 2010
Receive PSC decision:Fall 2010
Begin construction:Fall 2011
In-service date:Summer 2012
*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes