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American Transmission Co. to discuss proposed and alternate routes for new power line

Open house will be Jan. 27 at Woodruff Town Hall

DE PERE, Wis. – Representatives from American Transmission Co. will return to the community to discuss the proposed and alternate route options for a new, seven-mile power line in the Minocqua-Woodruff area. These are the routes that will be submitted to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for approval. ATC is required to submit at lease two route alternatives.

“The proposed Clear Lake-Woodmin transmission line is needed because local electricity use continues to increase at about three to four percent each year, which is taxing the distribution system operated by Wisconsin Public Service Corp.,” explains Lee Meyerhofer, senior local relations representative for ATC. “A new line extending the transmission system from the Clear Lake Substation on Highway 47 near Mid Lake Road to a new substation proposed by WPS along Highway 47 near Arnett Road west of Woodruff appears to be the best solution for future reliability.”

ATC has conducted three previous open houses to solicit local feedback on siting the new line. “We appreciate the time and effort of local residents to participate in the development of this project,” Meyerhofer says.

Residents are invited to drop in at the open house on Jan. 27 at the Woodruff Town Hall, 1418 First Ave., between 1 and 3 pm or 5 and 7 pm. No formal presentation is planned.

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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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