American Transmission Co.

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Economic benefits of transmission

CoffeeShopCustomer_smallInvestments in electric transmission infrastructure are a good value for consumers. Typically, transmission costs within ATC’s service area are about 8 to 9 percent of a retail customer’s electric bill. (Retail customers pay for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, plus fuels costs, through regulated utility rates. Generation and fuel make up the major portion of the bill, followed by distribution infrastructure.)

Transmission lines don’t stop and start at state borders. Interconnections with utilities in other states allow our utility customers, the local distribution companies, to access sources of generation outside their service areas when it is economic to do so. We all benefit from the interconnected grid.

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