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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. […]

ATC partners with Root-Pike WIN to restore 46 acres along Lamparek Ditch

American Transmission Co. has teamed up with Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network to help restore a portion of the Lamparek Ditch in Mount Pleasant, Wis. Fifty native species will be planted in the new corridor, helping to reduce runoff of pollutants, create wildlife habitat and increase flood water storage capacity for the watershed. The article below […]

Notes from the field – Discoveries in Wisconsin’s Desert (part 2)

American Transmission Co. environmental project managers traverse hills and countryside monitoring construction activities year-round. They are the eyes and ears in the field, working with contractors to ensure that we demonstrate our environmental commitment. Our Notes from the Field blog features highlights of what our environmental project managers see while they work on projects throughout […]

ATC continues funding for planting and pollinator habitat projects

Programs help beautify communities and promote pollinator habitat  PEWAUKEE, Wis. – Recognizing that trees and vegetation are among the features that make communities special places for residents and visitors, American Transmission Co. will continue funding for planting projects in communities in its service area through its Community Planting and Pollinator Habitat programs. “While we can’t […]