ITC Decorates Transmission Towers with Festive Lighting as Part of Holiday Tradition

Nov 14, 2016

New Marysville Location Added

NOVI, Mich. (November 14, 2016) – ITC’s Michigan operating entities ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC), which own and operate the high-voltage electricity grid in most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, are lighting up 10 of their 150-foot tall transmission towers -- including a new Marysville location within the Marysville Municipal Park -- with colorful holiday decorations again this year. The transmission towers are decorated with approximately one-third mile of rope lights (17,700 bulbs). The displays include 10- by 15-foot Happy Holidays signs and brightly lit stars at the tower tops. The festive lights will shine every evening from Nov. 21 through Jan. 6.  

“Our tower decorations have become a holiday tradition in Michigan,” said Simon Whitelocke, vice president, ITC Holdings Corp. and president, ITC Michigan. “We’re happy to join the communities we serve all across the Lower Peninsula in celebrating this festive time of the year, and to light up a transmission tower in the Marysville community for the first time.”  

ITC transmission towers will be lighting up the sky in the following communities:

  • NEW – Marysville (M-29 Busha Hwy. and Huron Blvd.)

  • Belleville (I-94 west of Haggerty)

  • Bridgeport (I-75 between Dixie Hwy. and M-46)

  • Brownstown Township (I-75 between Van Horn Rd. & Vreeland Rd.)

  • Gaylord (I-75 south of Gaylord exit 278)

  • Grand Rapids (US 131 north of 28th Street SW)

  • Livonia (south of Plymouth Road and Hines Drive)

  • Novi (I-96 at Meadowbrook)

  • St. Clair (I-94 north of Fred W. Moore Hwy.)

  • Sterling Heights (Hall Road east of M-53)

Avery Sign Company of Ferndale designed and maintains the decorations for ITC. Utility Lines Construction Services places them on the towers.

ITC also will feature lighted holiday signs on its headquarters building along M-5 in Novi and on its office/warehouse locations in Kawkawlin and Wayland.

ABOUT ITC MICHIGAN

In Michigan, operating entities ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) serve most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. ITC's focus on transmission and grid expansion drives operational excellence and delivers superior value for customers, communities and other stakeholders.

About ITCTransmission

International Transmission Company (d/b/a ITCTransmission) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITCTransmission owns, operates and maintains approximately 3,100 circuit miles of transmission lines in southeast Michigan.

About Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC)

Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, METC owns, operates and maintains approximately 5,600 circuit miles of transmission lines in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Media Contact:  Kelly Fulford (248.946.3491 kfulford@itctransco.com)