Preliminary corridors identified for proposed electric transmission facilities
Open houses scheduled to obtain public input
DE PERE, Wis. – Preliminary corridors have been identified for the proposed Barnhart-Branch River Electric Reliability project in eastern Wisconsin. American Transmission Co. will host three open houses in July to discuss the project and solicit public comments.
ATC is proposing to build two new substations and either build a new, 40-mile, 345,000-volt transmission line, or convert an existing 138,000-volt line to 345-kV and build a new, 18-mile replacement 138-kV line. The facilities are needed to reinforce the electric grid in response to changes being made at the Point Beach Nuclear Plant that include an increase in generating capacity.
“We are required by state law to submit at least two route options in our application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin,” explains David Hovde, local relations consultant for ATC. “Based in part on feedback we received from area residents and local officials, we have identified corridors that may be suitable for these new facilities.”
All open houses will run from 1 to 7 p.m. No formal presentation is planned; interested persons may drop in as their time permits.
|Tuesday, July 12
7330 English Road
|Wednesday, July 13
Millhome Supper Club
16524 Lax Chapel Road
|Thursday, July 14
18 W. Mill St.