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ATC supports school supply drives in Wisconsin, Michigan

At American Transmission Co., we care about the families in our communities who need a little help sending their children back to school with the tools they need to be successful. Our employees participated in projects to help start the school year off right. We answered phones during the WISN-TV Class Act School Drive held Aug. 14 […]

ATC interns lend a hand in United Way Day of Action

College interns from American Transmission Co. joined hundreds of interns from other area companies to volunteer at local organizations as part of the United Way Intern Day of Action on July 18. ATC interns spent the day sorting and organizing donated clothing and hygiene items for the Hope Center in Waukesha, Wis. The Hope Center […]

Storm restoration on ATC system complete as of July 25

American Transmission Co. has restored its final system outage following severe storms that ripped through central and northern Wisconsin July 19 and 20, causing more than 20 widespread system outages and eliminating power to nearly 150,000 customers. Extreme winds referred to as a “derecho” were reportedly more than 80 miles per hour in some places, […]

Madison substation cleanup and cause investigation underway

Last updated July 22, 2019 at 4:40 p.m. PEWAUKEE, Wis. – Around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19, an explosion and fire at the joint ATC/Madison Gas & Electric Blount Street Substation and East Campus Substation in Madison caused an ATC 69-kV/138-kV transformer to fail. The specific cause of the fires are not yet known. […]

Lightning myths and facts to keep you safe in severe weather

Hot and humid summer days can often produce violent thunderstorms. New transmission lines are built with a grounded shield wire along the top of the poles, above the conductors, to protect the line from lightning. Like trees and other tall objects, transmission poles are likely to intercept lightning strikes, but they do not attract lightning. […]