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ATC issues 2018 10-Year Transmission System Assessment

Plan calls for capital expenditure of $2.8 billion to $3.4 billion

PEWAUKEE, Wis. – American Transmission Co.’s 10-year plan for electric grid improvements calls for a mix of new construction and continued asset maintenance to maintain the company’s top performance in operations.

“Our long-range planning efforts assure the reliability that our customers depend on,” said Jim Vespalec, director of asset planning and engineering. “The expenditures in the 2018 plan reflect the measures necessary to maintain and improve electric reliability.”
Specifically, the plan calls for expenditures of $1.5 billion in asset maintenance, $0.3 billion in regional Multi-Value Projects, $0.5 billion in network projects and between $0.5 billion and $1.1 billion in other capital expenditures.

“Long-term planning has always been a complex undertaking, but it was relatively consistent in the days of steady load growth and a stable generation mix,” said Ron Snead, vice president of system planning. “Today’s world is much more dynamic. We anticipate more than 30 percent of the coal-fired generation in our service territory will be retired by the end of 2019. That requires agility and flexibility in working with our customers to reliably and efficiently meet their transmission needs.”

The full plan is available for viewing at ATC10YearPlan.com.

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American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the Upper Midwest. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested $4.5 billion to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now has $4.7 billion in assets, including more than 9,600 miles of transmission lines and 554 substations. The company is a member of the MISO regional transmission organization, and provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. For more information, visit our website at www.atcllc.com.

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