ATC to present proposed routes for Riverside Transmission Line Project
Proposed line would connect expanded Riverside Energy Center to electric grid
Madison, Wis. – American Transmission Co. is continuing public outreach for the proposed 345,000-volt Riverside Transmission Line Project with the last in a series of informational open houses for residents and other stakeholders in the area. Project plans include an approximately 4- to 4.5-mile, double-circuit transmission line from a planned new substation near the Alliant Energy West Riverside Energy Center to an existing 345-kV transmission line in the Town of Beloit.
The project is needed to connect the expanded Riverside Energy Center to the electric transmission grid. The West Riverside Energy Center will include a natural gas-fueled generating station with an integrated solar installation.
“We have identified two proposed routes for the project. If the project is approved, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin will select and order one route to be built,” 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 and ask questions.”
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, May 2, 4 to 7 p.m.
Boundaries Bar & Grill, Birch Room Banquet Hall, 3807 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit
ATC plans to file a formal application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in summer 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 http://www.atc-projects.com/projects/riverside-transmission-line-project/.