ITC Holdings Corp., through its Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) subsidiary, is upgrading electricity transmission infrastructure in west Michigan. The existing high voltage electrical equipment in the outdated Four Mile 138kV station has been in-service for decades with aging equipment and limited reliability.
The new 138kV Northridge substation will be built approximately 2.5 miles to the west of the existing station with modernized equipment. This modernized station will secure electric reliability to the region, allow for future load growth, provide operational flexibility and allow needed maintenance to be performed efficiently and safely. Included in this project are upgrades to several existing transmission lines which will feed into the new station.
Construction will begin in Q3 2023 and be completed by the end of 2024.
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.
ITC Holdings Corp., through subsidiaries ITCTransmission and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC), owns and maintains more than 8,700 circuit miles of high-voltage electric lines and 367 transmission stations and substations throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. As the nation’s largest independent electric transmission company, ITC focuses solely on electric transmission to enhance reliability, relieve electric transmission congestion and connect all energy resources, including renewables, to customers in a non-discriminatory manner. For over 20 years, ITC has been making significant investments in Michigan’s transmission grid to improve reliability, safety and efficiency and lower the overall cost of delivered energy.
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