America’s electric grid is strained by higher demand than ever before. As our lifestyles become increasingly dependent on electricity, we need to make a major investment in our energy infrastructure to maintain the existing reliability of the system and to plan for the future. A modern grid will help solve our environmental and renewable energy challenges, improve overall reliability and lower the associated costs to the economy.

Lack of transmission development has led to transmission constrained areas. These are locations where the system simply cannot handle the demand which leads to significant inefficiencies and significant real-dollar costs to electricity customers.

Three primary problems exist with the grid today

5.3.2 Reliability

  • Congestion

  • Inefficiency and Unreliability

  • Inability to Meet Growing Demand

3-year rolling averages

Outage Decrease Under ITC Ownership

Reliability Performance of ITC’s Transmission Systems

  • ITC’s transmission systems routinely perform among the top 25% of utilities in a national benchmark survey.
  • ITC has improved the performance of the three transmission systems we acquired beginning in 2003.Through 2018, we have reduced the average number of outages by 48% at ITCTransmission, 24% at METC, and 60% at ITC Midwest.These improvements in reliability track with ITC’s system investments over the years and our targeted capital and maintenance programs.

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ITC Comments to MPSC on Electric Supply Reliability Plans

Each year, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) requires Michigan-regulated utilities to file an assessment of the utility’s ability to meet its customers’ expected electrical requirements for the next five years. Regional transmission organizations and transmission owners, including ITCTransmission and METC, were requested to submit comments on the issues that they believe are most relevant to this analysis. Read ITC’s comments submitted to the MPSC.