American Transmission Co.

Helping to keep the lights on, businesses running and communities strong®

ATC’s response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus has quickly changed our lives in many ways. We aim to keep one aspect of life the same for you – reliable electricity. As an energy company that owns and operates the electric grid in portions of the Upper Midwest, we commit to helping keep the lights on with our vast network of transmission lines and substations.

Our focus is on providing reliable energy and keeping our employees, contractors and the public safe.

Providing reliable energy

  • We have taken steps to protect our facilities and maintain grid operations to continue providing reliable energy to our customers and communities.
  • We have activated incident response and business continuity plans to ensure all employees are maintaining operational readiness.
  • To ensure the continuity of our operations, construction and maintenance work is proceeding as scheduled.
  • We are working closely with industry leaders, government officials and customers across our service area to coordinate pandemic planning and continuity of our operations.

Keeping individuals safe, informed

  • We are following prescribed guidelines to help maintain the personal health and safety of our employees and contractors.
  • To limit the amount of potential exposure, we have restricted access to ATC offices and implemented company-wide business travel restrictions.
  • All ATC employees have a role in providing safe and reliable energy to the communities we serve, whether they are working remotely, onsite or in the field. We are maintaining communication with them as this event transpires so that we can keep them safe and informed while keeping the lights on for you.

We commit to aligning with trusted resources, such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to ensure our business practices support the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Most of all, we commit to doing all we can to be a trusted energy partner.

We will continue to provide updates as necessary. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact your ATC representative or call (866) 899-3204.