ATC files application to rebuild local transmission line

American Transmission Co. announced Tuesday that they have filed an application with the state to rebuild an aging transmission line that is partly in Western Kenosha County.

From a statement from the company:

American Transmission Co. today filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to rebuild a 12.5 mile, 138,000-volt transmission line in western Kenosha County. The proposed Paris-Albers Rebuild Project will run from the Paris Substation in Paris, Wis., to the Albers substation in Kenosha, Wis. The project will 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. “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. If the project is approved, construction will begin in late 2014 to 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

Here is a map of the Paris-Albers Rebuild Project. If approved, construction on this project could start this fall.

Also, ATC recently announced through a mailing to nearby property owners that two route options for a Salem to Lake Geneva electric transmission line are being finalized and should be soon revealed at two open houses in March.

The open houses regarding the Spring Valley-North Lake Geneva Electic eliability Project will be held:

  • March 11, 3 to 7 p.m. at Marino’s Country Aire Banquet Hall 34816 Geneva Road, New Munster.
  • March 12, 3 to 7 p.m. at Hawk’s View Golf Club 7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva.

ATC said in the mailing that an updated project map will be available at starting Feb. 24.

The Spring Valley-North Lake Geneva project as proposed includes:

Construction of a new 138,000-volt transmission line of approximately 25 miles, stretching from the existing North Lake Geneva Substation in southern Walworth County to the existing Spring Valley Substation in western Kenosha County.

  • Construction of a new electric substation near Twin Lakes.
  • Construction of a new 69,000-volt transmission line that will connect the new substation to the existing substation in Twin Lakes.
  • A rebuild of the existing 69-kV transmission line from the Katzenberg Substation to the Twin Lakes Substation, along with other area maintenance work.

Paddock Lake officials said at a Village Board meeting last week that village representatives were to meet with ATC officials last week about the village’s ideas about the transmission line route. A map of the route options as presented at open houses last year is here.

Related posts:

ATC changing timeline for proposed transmission line project

Open house on proposed electrical transmission lines well attended.

Open house meetings are this week on proposed electrical transmission line project


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