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ITC History

Our History

Since our founding in 2003, ITC has:

  • Acquired and integrated three electrical transmission businesses as owner/operator
  • Pioneered a greenfield transmission-only utility, ITC Great Plains
  • Identified and facilitated critical regional transmission projects
  • Established a portfolio of actionable development projects
  • Partnered with local utilities on projects
  • Explored creative approaches to power grid modernization

We continue to pursue these strategies, all part of our vision toward a “Greater Grid. Greener Future.” Here are some milestones:


  • Company established as ITCTransmission with the acquisition of DTE transmission assets


  • ITC Holdings Corp. becomes first publicly-traded independent transmission company


  • Greenfield development activities begin: ITC Great Plains established
  • Company acquires Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) from Consumers Energy


  • ITC Midwest formed through acquisition of transmission assets of Interstate Power & Light


  • MISO releases RGOS study, validating ITC’s Green Power Express vision
  • ITC announces Green Power Express wind-energy transmission vision as catalyst to advance regional transmission in upper Midwest


  • ITC completes KETA transmission line in Kansas


  • ITC marks 10th anniversary with system reliability at top quartile or better performance
  • ITC completes Kansas V-Plan project in partnership with Sunflower Electric Power Corp.


  • ITC completes Michigan Thumb Loop project, largest in company’s history


  • ITC Holdings Corp. becomes a subsidiary of Fortis Inc.
  • Independent study by ICF International shows ITC’s capital investments between 2008-2014 had positive financial impacts on reliability, renewable energy integration and market efficiency totaling ~$1.4B


  • ITC continues to advance four MISO MVP projects through regulatory and construction phases
  • ITC completes MVP 3 transmission project in Minnesota and Iowa
  • ITC marks 15th anniversary with continuing system reliability performance improvement


  • ITC completes MVP 4 project in Iowa and MVP 7 project connecting Iowa and Missouri
  • Updated study by ICF International: ITC’s grid Investments 2008-2017 delivered more than $10 billion in customer benefits


  • Massive derecho in Iowa causes worst damage in ITC’s history. EEI recognizes ITC and Alliant Energy for outstanding and coordinated restoration efforts
  • ITC completes Goss Substation, METC’s first solar interconnection, connecting 239 MW of solar generation


  • MISO approves first phase of the Long Range Transmission Plan, resulting in ITC Michigan and ITC Midwest projects to interconnect lower carbon sources of generation, and enhance reliability and resiliency


  • ITC marks 20 years of modernizing the greater grid to ensure continued safe and reliable service for customers – learn more
  • ITC kicks off several Long Range Transmission Plan projects in Iowa and Michigan