ABOUT ITC MICHIGAN
ITC has two operating subsidiaries in Michigan: Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC), and International Transmission Company (ITCTransmission), collectively referred to as ITC Michigan and based out of Novi, Michigan. METC and ITCTransmission are wholly owned subsidiaries of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company.
METC owns, operates and maintains approximately 5,600 circuit miles of transmission line in the western and northern portions of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, serving a population of 4.9 million.
ITCTransmission owns, operates and maintains approximately 3,100 circuit miles of transmission line in southeast Michigan, serving a population of 5.1 million.
Recently, ITC Michigan embarked on an educational campaign with Crain’s Detroit Business and MI Tech News. Click HERE to see interviews with ITC leaders on the importance of electric transmission related to the Michigan economy.
A MESSAGE FROM SIMON WHITELOCKE – fall 2022
Electrifying Michigan: The State’s Path to EVs and Electric Adoption
Electrification is happening. Society is trending more toward the use of electricity to help meet state and national carbon goals. A big part of that is the onboarding of more renewable energy and making sure the grid is ready to enable the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
ITC Director of Public Affairs Kwafo Adarkwa recently participated in a successful CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS webinar that explored the trend of electrification. We had a great lineup of panelists who discussed what we can expect as we continue moving toward a more electrified society and how electrification will support clean energy goals.
The on-demand recording is now available and it will be worth your time to watch if you didn’t have a chance to tune in with us.
Simon S. Whitelocke
President, ITC Michigan
ITC NAMED 2020 TREE LINE USA BY ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
The Arbor Day Foundation has once again named ITC Michigan and ITC Midwest a 2020 Tree Line USA® in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area (see acceptance video below).
Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees. Tree Line USA promotes the dual goals of delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests.
“Trees are a critical part of urban landscapes all across the United States,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “They provide important benefits to residents, including clean air, clean water and a tolerable climate. Service providers like ITC demonstrate that it’s possible for trees and utilities to co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.”
ITC achieved Tree Line USA by meeting five program standards. Utilities must follow industry standards for quality tree care; provide annual worker training in best tree care practices; sponsor a tree planting and public education program; maintain a tree-based energy conservation program; and participate in an Arbor Day celebration.
More information about Tree Line USA can be found at WWW.ARBORDAY.ORG/TREELINEUSA.
About Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Its recent launch of the TIME FOR TREES initiative marks an unprecedented effort to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspire 5 million tree planters by 2022. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at ARBORDAY.ORG.
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ITC MICHIGAN PARTNERS & RECOGNITIONS
ITC’s role as the owner and operator of the high voltage transmission system in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula requires ongoing communication with a variety of stakeholders – from municipal leaders to residents – about the importance of investing in and securing the nation’s transmission assets. Siting, construction and maintenance of transmission projects can be sensitive and controversial; ITC works one-on-one with local communities, assessing the nature of the issues that must be addressed to achieve successful proposals and win-win solutions.Across the ITC Michigan service area, ITC also supports local communities with charitable donations and recreational access to its transmission corridors. Our commitment to the communities we serve is the cornerstone of our business and our mission to be a best-in-class transmission provider.
PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
Our first focus is on replacing aging transmission facilities and equipment across our service territory in Michigan and other Midwestern states. Since the company’s inception in 2003, ITC has invested $5.3 billion in system upgrades and maintenance.
ITC works one-on-one with local communities, landowners, stakeholders to assess the nature of the issues that must be addressed to appropriately plan, site, construct and then maintain a highly efficient transmission grid.
The ITC Stakeholder Relations team provides solutions related to electric reliability, power quality improvement, system capacity and transmission infrastructure improvements.
ITC HOSTS ANNUAL GROUP MEETINGS TO KEEP OUR PARTNERS IN BUSINESS INFORMED
STAKEHOLDER DOCUMENTS AND REQUEST FORMS
THE TRANSMISSION LINE
The Transmission Line newsletter showcases the most recent activities of ITC Michigan. Read a letter from the president and catch up on the latest stakeholder spotlight, community highlights and project updates.
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