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Completing the construction ahead of schedule, American Transmission Co. (ATC) recently placed into service 75 miles of a 345 kV power line between the Werner West Substation near New London to the Gardner Park Substation adjacent to the Weston Power Plant in Wisconsin.

Construction work is continuing in Shawano County between the Highway 22 and White Clay substations in Washington, Wis. That segment is the last portion of the Morgan-Werner West line and is scheduled for an on-time completion later this year. Previously this year, a new 138 kV line was energized from Werner West to the Badger Substation, located adjacent to the Highway 22 facility.

The two new lines are needed to more fully support a new generator at the Weston Power Plant that went into service last year and to relieve congestion on lines in and around the Green Bay and Fox Valley areas, according to ATC. The Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin authorized the projects at a combined cost of $263 million, within a 10% window.

In related news, the PSC has approved ATC's application to rebuild the 18-mile, 69,000-volt electric transmission line that connects the Brodhead Substation and South Monroe Substation in Monroe, Wis. The new line will make a vital improvement in the reliability of the electric transmission system serving the area, according to ATC. The age and condition of the existing line necessitated the rebuild.

The new line will follow the route of the existing line, and the work will involve installing new poles, wires and insulators. Construction is scheduled to begin late next year and is projected to continue through summer 2011.

SOURCE: American Transmission Co.

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