DATCP ID #3873, PSC ID #05-CE-146
Dane, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette counties
Proposed construction: 2020-2023
Proposed 345-kV electric transmission line from the Cardinal Substation in Dane County, southwest to the village of Cassville and across the Mississippi River, to the Hickory Creek Substation in Dubuque County, Iowa. The applicants for this project are American Transmission LLC (ATC), ITC Midwest, and Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC). The project includes these proposed facilities:
A new substation to be called the Hill Valley Substation located near the village of Montfort in either Iowa or Grant County
About 100 miles of new 345-kV electric transmission line
Modifications to existing lower voltage lines and substations
The applicants have proposed two overall routes, along with numerous alternatives for shorter segments. Where the new 345-kV transmission line follows an existing electric transmission corridor, the lower voltage line would be removed and rebuilt on double-circuit structures that would carry both the 345-kV line and the lower voltage line. Distribution lines along the routes, which carry electricity to users, may also be removed and relocated.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will prepare an agricultural impact statement for this project, and recommend to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin ways to mitigate impacts to agricultural property owners and operators.
August 22, 2019: Summary of PSC decision
August 20, 2019: PSC approves project along the Western-North Route, through the southern Hill Valley Substation Site, and along the Eastern-South Route.
June 28, 2019: Deadline to submit comments to PSC
April 22, 2019: PSC to hold three public meetings week of June 24
April 18, 2019: DATCP publishes Agricultural Impact Statement
February 28, 2019: PSC publishes draft environmental impact statement and opens 45-day public comment period
October 24, 2018: PSC invites project area landowners to scoping meetings in November
October 4, 2018: Application found complete by PSC
August 28, 2018: Application deemed incomplete by PSC
May 24, 2018: Application deemed incomplete by PSC
April 30, 2018: Application submitted to PSC and notice submitted to DATCP
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