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American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest LLC and Dairyland Power Cooperative have plans for a high-voltage transmission line connecting northeast Iowa and western Wisconsin that would provide economic savings, support renewable energy policy and improve electric system reliability.
A project area from Dubuque County, Iowa, to Dane County, Wisconsin, has been identified for the approximately 102- to 120-mile, 345-kilovolt line. Studies indicate that the Cardinal-Hickory Creek Project is a multi-benefit project that would deliver benefits to local communities and the Midwest region by:
|Public involvement||Began in 2014|
|Plan to file applications with state regulators||2018|
|Anticipated decision from state regulators on applications||2019-2020|
|Planned project in service||2023|
*In-service date is contingent upon state and federal project approvals and permits and is subject to change.
Areas benefited: Iowa, Wisconsin and the Midwest
Length of line: Approximately 102 to 120 miles
Voltage: 345,000 volts
End points: The western end point of the line will be in Dubuque County, Iowa. The eastern end point of the line will be the Cardinal Substation in the Town of Middleton, Wisconsin. If approved, the project also will include construction of a new intermediate substation in the Montfort, Wis., area.