ATC to host open house for Riverside Transmission Line Project
Proposed line would connect expanded Riverside Energy Center to electric grid
Madison, Wis. – American Transmission Co. is beginning public outreach for the proposed 345,000-volt Riverside Transmission Line Project with the first in a series of informational open houses for residents and other stakeholders in the area. Project plans include an approximately 4.5- to 6-mile, double-circuit transmission line from a planned new substation near the Alliant Energy Riverside Energy Center in the Town of Beloit to an existing 345-kV transmission line in the Town of Beloit or Town of Rock.
The project is needed to connect the expanded Riverside Energy Center to the electric transmission grid. The expanded Riverside Energy Center will include a natural gas-fueled generating station with an integrated solar installation.
“We have identified a number of preliminary corridors for the project,” said Charles Gonzales, ATC senior local relations representative. “This open house will provide property owners, local officials and other stakeholders in the area an opportunity to review project maps, ask questions and provide input on the project.”
The open house date, time and location are listed below. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions and share information. There will not be a formal presentation.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4 to 7 p.m.
Boundaries Bar & Grill, Birch Room Banquet Hall, 3807 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit
Following the open house, public input will be used to narrow the preliminary corridors to proposed routes, which will be presented at an open house in spring 2017. A formal application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin will be filed in 2017 for authorization to construct the line. If the project is approved by the PSC, construction is expected to begin in 2018 to meet an in-service date of 2019.
A project map and up-to-date information are available at www.atc-projects.com.