Water resources permit for 138-kV project anticipated in 1Q17, ATC says

American Transmission Company (ATC) on Jan. 24 said that the gross project expenditures as of Dec. 31, 2016, for its Spring Valley-N. Lake Geneva Project were about $6.1m, or 8.69%, of the authorized total of about $70.6m.

As TransmissionHub reported, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin 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 project’s anticipated in-service date is December 2019, the company told the PSC in its Jan. 24 quarterly progress report for the period Oct. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016.

The project is in design and construction has not started, the company said, adding that the start of construction is anticipated to be as such:

  • Substation construction start: Balsam substation – July; Spring Valley substation – April 2018; North Lake Geneva substation – February 2018; Bain substation – October 2018
  • Transmission line construction start: X104 North Lake Geneva SS to Balsam SS – August 2018; Y102 Balsam SS to Katzenberg SS – October 2018; X105 Balsam SS to Spring Valley SS – January 2019; 63141 Bain SS to Spring Valley SS – August 2019

ATC also said that the Army Corps of Engineers permit application was submitted last May, and the company anticipates receipt of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources water resources permit in 1Q17. Archeological field surveys were conducted last November in areas where landowner permission were obtained, the company said, adding that a report of the survey findings will be submitted once more surveys can be completed.

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