American Transmission Co.

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ATC files application for Barnhart-Branch River project

New facilities would strengthen electric grid in eastern Wisconsin PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. is seeking approval from state regulators for a project to improve electric system reliability by reconfiguring the 345-kilovolt transmission grid in eastern Wisconsin. A regulatory application for the proposed Barnhart-Branch River project, which includes two new substations and a new […]

Helicopter crews patrol ATC transmission lines

Inspection of lines during next four weeks will help prevent outages PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. is using helicopter crews to inspect its electric transmission system across four states through mid-November. The crews, using Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopters, are looking for equipment damage, right-of-way encroachments and vegetation issues throughout the system, which spans […]

ATC and Xcel Energy announce public open houses for Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project

Kaya Freiman American Transmission Co.               877-506-6117 Brian Elwood   Xcel Energy    715-737-2565        Five public open houses will be held in October MADISON, Wis. – American Transmission Co. and Xcel Energy are continuing a multi-year public outreach process for the proposed Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project with the fourth in a series of public open […]

American Transmission Co. announces future investment

Planning assessment calls for $3.9 – $4.8 billion in investment through 2021  PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. has developed plans to ensure future regional electric system reliability and access to economic energy over the next decade in its recently released 10-Year Transmission System Assessment.  “The industry and its stakeholders continue to make progress in […]

American Transmission Co., Minnesota Power enter into partnership agreement

ATC and Minnesota Power have entered into a partnership agreement to study transmission development options to move wind energy as well as hydroelectric power into Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan to help local utilities.