OF PEWAUKEE – The American Transmission Co. filed an application
with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to rebuild an aging
transmission line from Paris, Wis. to Kenosha.
According to the announcement, the City of Pewaukee-based company
wants to rebuild a 12.5 mile, 138,000-volt transmission line in
western Kenosha County, which would involve stringing new wires and
replacing aging wood transmission poles with new wood and steel
poles. No new right-of-way is needed and the new poles will be
placed within a few feet of the existing poles, according to ATC.
“The project is estimated to cost $12.2 million and is needed to
help ensure safe and reliable transmission operations in the future
and adequate clearances to the ground,” said Mary Carpenter, senior
local relations representative for ATC, in a statement.
Construction on the project could begin later this year, if
approved, and would meet an in-service date of early 2015.|
Additional details will be available on the PSC’s website under
Docket No. 137-CE-174. A map of the proposed project and additional
information can be found at
American Transmission Co. owns and operates the electric
transmission system in portions of the upper Midwest.