To support economic growth in southern Michigan, ITC Michigan, through its Michigan Electric Transmission Company (METC) subsidiary, is constructing new substations and transmission lines in the City of Coldwater, and in Coldwater, Girard and Union Townships. The project is being constructed in two phases:
Phase one of the project consists of a new substation called Newton that connects to the existing Michigan Avenue substation via a three-mile 138,000 volt (138kV), single-circuit transmission line. Construction began in Q4 2016 and was completed in Q2 2017.
Phase two of the project consists of a new substation called Wagner that connects to both the existing Verona – Batavia 138kV transmission line, as well as the Newton substation via a new 138kV single-circuit transmission line. Construction of the Wagner substation and Wagner – Newton transmission line was completed in 2019. Additionally, ITC is working to expand the Michigan Avenue substation. This work will be complete in Q4 2020.