About itc michigan
We’re always working for the greater grid.
ITC Michigan’s capital projects range in size from small-scale substation upgrades to large-scale green field transmission projects that serve as the backbone of regional electricity systems.
Connecting Our State
ITC has two operating companies in Michigan: Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC), and International Transmission Company (ITCTransmission), collectively referred to as ITC Michigan.
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.
A Message From Simon Whitelocke, President, ITC Michigan
Preparing for a Transformational Year
And just like that, it’s 2024! I’ll start by saying Happy New Year. Like all of us at ITC Michigan, you’re probably getting back into the swing of things and gearing up to tackle 2024 goals. Before we start on ours, we must reflect on the momentum gained in 2023…it certainly was a critical year for transmission!
Last year we took a crucial step toward our state’s first new interstate transmission connection in more than 50 years. We hosted 22 public meetings with landowners in regions where the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) Long Range Transmission Planning (LRTP) projects in Michigan may run. The meetings were held in an open house format to provide landowners with transparent communication regarding the Helix-Hiple and Nelson Road-Oneida projects. We will continue advancing the Michigan LRTP projects, with our next filing with the Michigan Public Service Commission targeted for this summer. To learn more, visit MIFutureGrid.com.
In 2023, we also secured several generation interconnection agreements (GIAs) with renewable developers across Michigan to bring more than 3,200 megawatts of renewable generation and battery energy storage online throughout 2025 and 2026.
2024 is positioned to be one of our most transformational years yet. We’re aiming to execute a $679M capital plan, which includes the connection of 7,000 megawatts of renewable energy to support integrated resource plans; and we’ll be diligently collaborating with our customers and vendors to design and procure equipment for the new transmission facilities to support the new GIAs.
This year we will begin processing the biggest single generator interconnection queue cycle in ITC’s history – the MISO 2022 cycle, comprised of 82 new projects, nearly 14,000 megawatts of renewable generation and more than 4,300 megawatts of battery storage.
On behalf of ITC Michigan, I thank you for your continued support and partnership, and I look forward to a year of innovation and progress!
Click HERE to see interviews with ITC leaders on the importance of electric transmission related to the Michigan economy.
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The Transmission Line
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