A growing technology sector, excellent schools, and rich cultural and recreational opportunities make Ann Arbor a desirable place to live and work. This makes high-quality, reliable power increasingly important as homes and businesses are filled with sensitive electronics that can be affected by costly and inconvenient power outages.
To support electric reliability and increase capacity in the Ann Arbor area, ITC Michigan, through its ITCTransmission subsidiary, constructed approximately three miles of underground transmission line to connect a new DTE Energy substation named Apex, located near the intersection of Huron Parkway and Hubbard Road, to an existing substation named Phoenix, located just north of Dhu Varren Road.
The Apex – Phoenix 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.
ITC’s approach to transmission line 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 recognizes the critical role that local residents, landowners and communities play in reviewing and hosting new electric transmission lines. ITC is committed to open, honest and frequent communications with landowners. We work respectfully with landowners throughout the design and construction process to identify possible routes for the project that minimize impacts to their properties.