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ATC files application to rebuild 55-mile line in northeastern Wisconsin

69,000-volt line runs from Green Bay to Kewaunee to Sturgeon Bay

DE PERE, Wis. – American Transmission Co. has filed an application seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to rebuild an aging transmission line in Brown, Kewaunee and Door counties in northeastern Wisconsin.

“The 69-kV line that runs between the Finger Road Substation in Green Bay to the Beardsley St. Substation in Kewaunee and that continues to the Canal Substation in Sturgeon Bay was built in 1951 and is in need of improvements to continue to reliably serve the area,” said David Hovde, ATC local relations consultant. “The project will provide operating flexibility and also include installation of communication wire for information technology and system protection needs.”

About 850 poles will be removed and all-new wire will be used to re-span the line on about 600 replacement poles. The line serves seven distribution substations in the area.

If approved, construction of the project would begin in fall 2017 and be completed by January 2021. Estimated cost is $61 million.

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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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