ATC issues 10-year plan for electric improvements

PEWAUKEE, Wis. — American Transmission Co.’s 10-year plan for electric grid improvements calls for a mix of new construction and continued asset maintenance to maintain the company’s performance in operations.

“Our long-range planning efforts assure the reliability that our customers depend on,” said Ron Snead, vice president of system planning. “The expenditures in this year’s 10-Year Transmission System Assessment are reduced from recent years, reflecting the measures ATC has taken to improve electric reliability.”

Specifically, the plan calls for expenditures of $1.4 billion in asset maintenance, $480 million in regional Multi-Value Projects, between $700 million and $1 billion in network projects and between $300 million and $800 million in other capital expenditures.

Asset renewal has played a key role in operating performance. “We achieved top quartile or better reliability performance in 2016 for our transmission network,” said John McNamara, vice president of asset management. “Maintaining a reliable transmission system in a cost-effective manner is core to our business and supports our customers.”

The full plan is available for viewing at ATC10YearPlan.com.

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