ATC’s 10-year plan calls for $3 billion in transmission system improvements

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 3, 2013

CITY OF PEWAUKEE – American Transmission Co. released its 10-year Transmission System Assessment on Thursday, which calls for between $3 billion and $3.6 billion in transmission system improvements.

“Future projects will address economic and public policy benefits, along with local and regional reliability,” said John Flynn, ATC’s executive vice president of strategic planning and project development.

The planned expenditures include $1.2 billion in improvements and additions to the transmission network, $1.1 billion in maintenance and $500 million in regional projects, the costs of which will be shared across the upper Midwest, according to the report. Other capital projects will range from $200 million to $800 million.

“The report also notes that as regional planning efforts evolve and become more sophisticated, the economic benefits of transmission improvements become more evident. Easing congestion and providing access to sources of lower cost energy will help keep electricity prices in check,” according to a company statement.
The 10-Year Assessment, available online at www.ATC10YearPlan.com, lists more than 70 projects across the ATC service area.

ATC is a City of Pewaukee-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the upper Midwest.