ITC Great Plains to Build the North Half of X Plan Transmission Grid in Kansas

Jul 19, 2007

TOPEKA, Kan., July 19, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- ITC Great Plains LLC, a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC), has advised Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) of its commitment to construct, own, operate and maintain the northern portion of SPP's "X Plan." The 180-mile long transmission project calls for the installation of a transmission line commencing at the Spearville substation located northeast of Dodge City, Kan. and running southeast to Comanche County, Kan. where ITC Great Plains will construct a new switchyard. The line will then run from the Comanche County switchyard northeast toward Wichita, Kan.

SPP is responsible for regional transmission planning and coordination in a multi-state area that includes Kansas.

The line will help spur economic development in Kansas, facilitate wind energy, and improve the reliability of the state's electricity grid. ITC Great Plains anticipates the project will be in service by late 2010 subject to timely receipt of regulatory approvals.

"We believe that this project supports a number of important initiatives in the state, including Governor Kathleen Sebelius' vision for greater access to the grid for renewable resources as well as the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority's vision for a robust transmission grid," said Carl Huslig, president of ITC Great Plains.

About ITC Holdings Corp.

ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is in the business of electricity transmission infrastructure improvements as a means to improve electric reliability, reduce congestion and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. Through our operating subsidiaries, International Transmission Company (ITC Transmission) and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC), we are the only publicly traded company engaged exclusively in the transmission of electricity in the United States. We are also the largest independent electric transmission company and the eighth largest electric transmission company in the country based on electric sales. Our business strategy is to operate, maintain and invest in our transmission infrastructure in order to enhance system integrity and reliability and to reduce transmission constraints. By pursuing this strategy, we seek to reduce the overall cost of delivered energy for end-use consumers by providing them with access to electricity from the lowest cost generation sources. ITC Transmission and METC operate contiguous, fully- regulated, high-voltage systems in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, an area with a population of approximately 9.8 million people, that transmit electricity to local electricity distribution facilities from generating stations throughout Michigan and surrounding areas. Subsidiary ITC Grid Development, LLC expects to focus on partnering with local entities and utilities in regions where significant transmission improvements are needed. The first region in which ITC Grid Development, LLC expects to focus its efforts is the Great Plains region, specifically in Kansas, through the formation of its subsidiary ITC Great Plains. For more information on ITC Holdings Corp., please visit (itc-ITC)

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SOURCE ITC Holdings Corp.

Investors, Analysts, Pat Wenzel, +1-248-374-7200,, or Media,

Cheryl Eberwein, +1-248-767-1068,, both of ITC Holdings


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