ITC Case Studies


Coldwater Project

Coldwater’s electricity needs have long been served by the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (CBPU); its hallmarks being reliability, customer service and responsiveness. So, in 2015, when Clemens Food Group made the decision to invest more than $255 million in a new pork processing plant and bring 800 new jobs to Coldwater (this number has now grown to over 1,200 direct and indirect jobs created), the CBPU and ITC got to work planning system improvements that would support power quality and the area’s growing load. View the Case Study


 
Quantifying the Value of Our Grid Investments


An independent study of ITC’s grid Investments over a 10-year period showed that these investments lowered electricity costs, improved reliability of service, and increased economic activity and tax revenues for customers, stakeholders and communities.  These findings validate the company’s supporting data and create a defining picture of ITC’s value.
The source of this value is ITC’s sole focus on electricity transmission – we don’t own generating plants and do not purchase or sell electricity in the energy markets.  This gives us a unique, neutral view of the electric grid and its current and future needs.  We are not simply connecting generators to our systems, but are actively involved in planning an integrated energy network to serve our customers, communities and the greater grid. 
 
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Powering Ford's Transformation

A transformation across Ford Motor Company's World Headquarters campus required Ford to re-examine its energy needs. ITC built a new transmission line to help provide more reliable power to the facilities. View the case study.


 
City of Marshall

Growing demand and outdated infrastructure technology were taxing the service capabilities of ITC’s Marshall to Blackstone 138 kV transmission line. ITC determined the line needed to be rebuilt, which called for thoughtful coordination and communication with the City of Marshall. View the case study


 
Michigan State University and the Green Substation

It takes a lot of energy to send high-powered beams at the speed of light. Michigan State University partnered with us to build the new Green Substation to deliver constant 18 MW of power to the new Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. View the case study



Wolverine Power Cooperative

Facing a tight, 18-month timeline to get a natural gas plant built and operating, Wolverine Power partnered with us to secure long lead-time equipment and to strengthen the 138 kV portion of the grid in northern Michigan. View the case study



NEXTera Energy

NEXTera Energy Resources, a leading clean energy provider and developer of cutting-edge wind farm projects in Michigan’s Thumb area, needed a partner to provide the interconnections to the state’s electricity grid. View the case study


Positive Impact

This report, prepared by Strategic Economics Group, presents results of the positive impact of ITC Midwest investments in Iowa. View the case study



Need for Transmission

This WIRES study found transmission is a key piece of the energy puzzle, even with new "non-transmission alternatives" such as microgrids. View the case study



Hemlock Semiconductor

Hemlock Semiconductor Group needed more power to fuel its energy-intensive production processes, so ITC formed a dedicated project team to to upgrade transmission facilities. View the case study



Gratiot County Wind Farm Interconnection

Connecting what would become Michigan’s largest-ever wind farm became one the most complex and challenging interconnection projects in ITC’s history, requiring significant new facilities and upgrades.
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Alpena Power Company

Proactive maintenance and routine inspections surfaced a damaged insulator and "hot spot" on a substation disconnect switch. View the case study