American Transmission Co.

Helping to keep the lights on, businesses running and communities strong. ®

Why we do it better

Proven track record

Our success in planning, siting, building and operating electric transmission is unparalleled
Our record in getting projects planned, sited, approved and built is the best indication of how effective we are at planning, routing, siting and building transmission infrastructure. We have successfully permitted more than 80 major transmission projects.

In planning a new project, we build upon three critical foundations – rigorous planning, comprehensive engineering and collaborating with all stakeholders. We’ve developed a disciplined approach that maximizes efficiencies, manages costs and develops and builds upon successful partnerships.

We work to minimize our costs and develop projects that solve multiple system issues for various customers. We involve the broader public from inception to completion, and our success working with communities, public officials and other stakeholders in highly challenging regulatory environments reflects the effectiveness of our approach.

The proven industry leader

  • $4.7 billion company with $4.4 billion in transmission infrastructure investment since 2001
  • Owner and operator of more than 9,600 miles of transmission line and more than 550 substations across four states
  • Among top 5 utilities nationally for building and putting transmission lines in service, in heavily regulated environments across several states

Recognized nationally for excellence, innovation and environmental stewardship

  • 2013 Business Friend of the Environment Award – We were recognized by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce for environmental innovation in designing and building transmission structures in the Yahara wetlands along the Beltline Highway in Madison, Wis. as part of the Rockdale-West Middleton Transmission Line Project.
  • Edison Award – In 2009 we received the electric industry’s highest honor, for success in building the 220-mile Arrowhead-Weston Transmission Line in an extremely challenging regulatory environment.
  • Green Masters Program – ATC entered the Green Masters Program in late 2016 with a Green Professional designation. The program, run by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, is a recognition and assessment program for businesses interested in continuous improvement, improving environmental performance and being recognized for sustainability initiatives.The program enables companies to benchmark themselves and compare their sustainability performance to other companies in their sector. The program includes a broad spectrum of participants, including utilities, municipalities and businesses.
  • Clean Corporate Citizen – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recognized our environmental stewardship activities at Michigan facilities with one of its highest honors for demonstrating  facility-specific environmental management systems, active pollution prevention initiatives, and a consistent record of compliance with state and federal environmental requirements.
  • Tree Line USA Utility – The Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes us for demonstrating practices that protect and enhance America’s urban forests. The Tree Line USA program promotes the dual goals of safe, reliable electric service and abundant, healthy trees across utility service areas.