Proposed and alternate routes announced for ATC transmission line
65-mile line would run through Menominee and Delta counties
DE PERE, Wis. American Transmission Co. will present proposed and alternate route options for a new 138-kilovolt power line as part of its Bay Lake Project at an open house June 5, 2013. The line between the Holmes Substation in Menominee County and an Escanaba-area substation is needed to improve electric reliability in the area.
The Bay Lake project has changed somewhat since we announced it last year, said Brett French, external relations manager. We originally proposed two lines from Holmes to the Escanaba area but, late last year, it was determined that only one line would be needed for the foreseeable future.
That change required the project team to re-evaluate preliminary routes that had been presented to landowners and other interested parties last fall. During the last six months, route options were identified that maximized the opportunities to co-locate with existing transmission lines, thus minimizing the amount of new right-of-way required. The proposed routes maximize the use of existing transmission line corridors and an abandoned railroad corridor. If the project is approved, the final route will be selected by the Michigan Public Service Commission. An open house will be held:
Wednesday, June 5
Island Resort & Casino
W399 U.S. Highway 2
1 to 7 p.m., EDT
No formal presentation is planned; interested parties are urged to drop in at their convenience.
Additional information, including maps and fact sheets, is available at www.BayLakeProject.com