ITC Michigan is committed to serving customers and communities by providing safe, secure, reliable electricity transmission service to meet their needs. Through our Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) subsidiary, we are upgrading electricity transmission infrastructure in Monroe County.
Approximately 10.3 miles of wood poles will be rebuilt from Samaria station to Whiting station with 138 kV double circuit steel poles using 954 ASCR (aluminum core steel reinforced) conductors to increase line capacity. Additionally, optical ground wire (OPGW) will be installed to enhance system reliability. Construction is scheduled to begin late Q1 2022 with a projected in-service date late Q3 2022.
The Samaria-Whiting Rebuild Project is an example of ITC’s ongoing commitment to the operational efficiency and reliability of Michigan’s high-voltage transmission grid. We have invested more than $5.5 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.