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

Nov 14, 2018

NOVI, Mich. (November 14, 2018) – 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 -- 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. 16 through Jan. 4.

Watch a tower light up.

“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.”  

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

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

ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company based in Novi, Michigan, owns and operates two subsidiaries in the state: ITCTransmission and METC (collectively, ITC Michigan). The two systems comprise approximately 8,700 circuit miles of transmission line serving most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For further information, visit www.itc-holdings.com. ITC is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information, visit www.fortisinc.com

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