Battle Creek-Island Road Transmission Line Rebuild

Portions of the electric transmission grid in Michigan, including the Battle Creek-Island Road 138,000 volt (138kV) transmission line, were built more than 50 years ago and have experienced minimal investment since that time. As a result, this line has become increasingly unreliable and costly to maintain as growing demand for electricity and outdated infrastructure technology have taxed its service capabilities, creating the potential for it to become overloaded.

The Battle Creek-Island Road line spans Calhoun and Eaton Counties, running from the Island Road substation in Eaton Twp. southwest to the Battle Creek substation in Pennfield Twp. ITC Holdings Corp., through its subsidiary Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) will rebuild 23 miles of this line with new single-circuit structures and conductor (wires), providing greater reliability in this area of the state. Site preparation work will begin in the first quarter of 2016. The project was completed in mid-2017.

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