Blendon – Substation Conversion

ITC Holdings Corp., through its Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) subsidiary, is upgrading electricity transmission infrastructure in west Michigan. METC will retire its aging Blendon Substation and work with Wolverine Power Cooperative to acquire its nearby 69,000 volt (69 kV) ring bus station. METC will then convert the 69 kV station to 138 kV, and relocate its Four Mile and Campbell 138 kV lines into the new station. Additionally, the new station will interconnect with Grand Haven Board of Light & Power and Zeeland Board of Public Works. Construction will begin in Q3 2019 and be completed in Q1 2020.

ITC’s approach to transmission infrastructure development takes into consideration the unique nature of every project. Projects are assessed individually for safety, reliability, cost-effectiveness, environmental impacts and community impacts to determine the best transmission solution for each project.

The Blendon substation is an example of ITC’s ongoing commitment to the operational efficiency and reliability of Michigan’s high-voltage transmission grid. The company has invested more than $4 billion in capital project maintenance and transmission infrastructure improvements in Michigan since 2003. These investments are improving the reliability and safety of the transmission infrastructure while ensuring its ability to meet new energy demands.

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