ITC Michigan, through its Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) subsidiary, will build a new substation, named Butters, in the City of Coldwater. It will connect to the existing Coldwater – Michigan Ave 138,000 volt (138 kV) transmission line. Substation construction is expected to begin in Q2 2020 and line construction will begin in Q3 2020. Both are expected and be completed in Q4 2020. Together with other recent transmission infrastructure improvements in the City of Coldwater, and in Coldwater, Girard and Union Townships, ITC’s infrastructure investments are supporting greater reliability and economic growth in southern Michigan.
The Butters Substation 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.