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

Nov 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ITC Decorates Transmission Towers with

Festive Lighting as part of Holiday Tradition

NOVI, Mich., November 10, 2014 – 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 nine of their 150-foot tall transmission towers with colorful holiday decorations again this year. The transmission towers are decorated with approximately one-quarter mile of rope lights (16,000 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 November 17 through January 2.  

“Our tower decorations have become a popular holiday tradition in Michigan,” said Gregory Ioanidis, president of 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 south of Van Horn Road & 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)
  •  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

In Michigan, operating entities ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) serve most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

ABOUT ITCTRANSMISSION:

International Transmission Company (d/b/a ITCTransmission) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITCTransmission owns, operates and maintains approximately 3,000 circuit miles of transmission lines in southeast Michigan, serving a population of 5.1 million.

ABOUT METC:

Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, METC owns, operates and maintains approximately 5,600 circuit miles of transmission lines in the western and northern portions of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, serving 4.9 million people.

Media contact:  Joe Kirik  248.946.3478, jkirik@itctransco.com