ATC: Construction on Balsam substation, part of Spring Valley-N. Lake Geneva Project, set to begin next July

American Transmission Company and its corporate manager, ATC Management Inc., on Oct. 25 told the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin that construction on the Balsam substation, as part of the Spring Valley-N. Lake Geneva Project, is anticipated to begin in July 2017.

As TransmissionHub reported, the PSC has approved the project, which consists of a new 23-mile, 138-kV line, new substation and short 69-kV line in southeast Wisconsin.

The company also said in its Oct. 25 quarterly progress report for the period July 1 through Sept. 30, that construction on the Spring Valley substation is anticipated to begin in April 2018; in February 2018 on the North Lake Geneva substation; and in October 2018 on the Bain substation.

ATC said that transmission line construction is anticipated to begin in:

  • August 2018 on the X104 North Lake Geneva Substation to Balsam Substation
  • October 2018 on the Y102 Balsam Substation to Katzenberg Substation
  • January 2019 on the X105 Balsam Substation to Spring Valley Substation
  • August 2019 on the 63141 Bain Substation to Spring Valley Substation

Noting that the Army Corps of Engineers permit application for the project was submitted on May 6, ATC said: “We are anticipating the receipt of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources water resources permit next quarter. Archaeological field surveys will be conducted next quarter in areas where landowner permission has been obtained.”

The anticipated in-service date is December 2019, the company said.

Among other things, the company noted that gross project expenditures as of Sept. 30 were about $5.4m, or 7.64% of the authorized total of $70.6m.

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