ITCTransmission, a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., has received approval from the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (Midwest ISO) for the Thumb Loop high-voltage electric transmission line project.
The project will serve as the backbone of a transmission system designed to deliver wind power from Michigan's Thumb region to locations where it is needed. The proposed system consists of approximately 140 miles of double-circuit, 345 kV transmission lines and three new 345 kV substations, forming a loop through the Thumb region of Michigan's lower peninsula.
Under the provisions of Michigan's Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act, ITCTransmission can now apply to the Michigan Public Service Commission for expedited siting approval of the project, which by statute is defined as a maximum of six months.
SOURCE: ITC Holdings Corp.