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ATC proposes power line for Escanaba area

Six-mile line would improve electric reliability, alleviate problems on current system

DE PERE, Wis. – Local residents and officials are invited to attend an informational open house to learn about an electric reliability project for the Escanaba area proposed by American Transmission Co.

“The transmission system that currently serves the Escanaba area is frequently overloaded and the lines are so critical that it is difficult to take components out of service for maintenance,” explains David Hovde, ATC local relations consultant. “We are proposing a new line and substation to improve reliability for the area.”

The project is in its early stages – no potential routes or substation locations have been determined. ATC has identified a study area within which to locate the facilities. The open house is designed to gather feedback from the local community to help make those decisions.

The open house will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at Bay College in rooms JHUC 958 and 962. No formal presentation is planned; guests should drop in as their schedules allow. Company representatives will be available to discuss planning, routing, siting, design, construction and real estate issues.

A map of the study area and more information about the project, known as the Chandler-18th Road Electric Reliability Project, is available at

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Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multistate transmission-only utility, American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates more than 10,000 miles of electric transmission lines and approximately 580 substations in portions of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. Our transmission network enables the movement of electricity produced from all forms of generation resources to areas where it is needed. Visit our website at

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