ITC Holdings Corp., through its Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC (METC) subsidiary, has completed construction of the new Meyer substation in Wright Twp. The station connects to the existing Ludington – Tallmadge #1 and Argenta – Kenowa 345,000-volt (345kV) transmission lines, and the Cobb – Tallmadge #1 138,000-volt (138kV) transmission line. The station will be fully energized April 2022.
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. The Meyer substation will provide a safe and reliable flow of power to accommodate the region’s growing energy demands.
The Meyer substation 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 $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.