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ATC plans to rebuild aging transmission line in Kenosha County

Project will enhance electric reliability for southeastern Wisconsin

Pewaukee, Wis. – American Transmission Co. today filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to rebuild a 12.5 mile, 138,000-volt transmission line in western Kenosha County. The proposed Paris-Albers Rebuild Project will run from the Paris Substation in Paris, Wis., to the Albers substation in Kenosha, Wis.

The project will involve stringing new wires and replacing aging wood transmission poles with new wood and steel poles. No new right-of-way is needed and the new poles will be placed within a few feet of the existing poles.

“The project is estimated to cost $12.2 million and is needed to help ensure safe and reliable transmission operations in the future and adequate clearances to the ground,” said Mary Carpenter, senior local relations representative for ATC.

If the project is approved, construction will begin in late 2014 to meet an in-service date of early 2015.

Additional details will be available on the PSC’s website under Docket No. 137-CE-174. A map of the proposed project and additional information can be found at www.atc-projects.com.

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Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates 9,890 miles of electric transmission lines and 568 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 – helping to keep the lights on, businesses running and communities strong. Visit our website at www.atcllc.com.

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