ITC Holdings Corp., through its Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) subsidiary, is upgrading electricity transmission infrastructure in Michigan. METC is rebuilding approximately 23 miles of its Barnum Creek – Batavia 138 kV transmission line, replacing the existing structures with new monopoles designed for higher-rated conductor (wire). Construction began in Q4 2020 and be completed in Q4 2021.
The Barnum Creek – Batavia Rebuild Project 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 $4.7 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.