American Transmission Co. recently unveiled a proposed high voltage transmission line project. ATC proposes a three to five mile long transmission line between Wadsworth, Illinois and Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin. This 345,000 volt transmission line will cost approximately $52 million to $63 million. ATC’s website for the Wisconsin-Illinois Reliability Project displays maps of potential routes for the project.
ATC previously built a similar transmission line between Kenosha County Wisconsin and the Zion Energy Center in Lake County, Illinois. ATC believes that market conditions are causing congestion in the Wisconsin-Illinois electrical interface. It proposes this project to resolve that congestion.
The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that ATC will be hosting a community meeting in March 2016 and expects to file an application with the Illinois Commerce Commission in June 2016.