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Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Project

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-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:

  • Improving electric system reliability locally and regionally
  • Delivering economic benefits for utilities and electric consumers
  • Expanding infrastructure to support public policy for greater use of renewables

Anticipated Schedule

Public involvementBegan in 2014
Applications filed with state regulators2018
Anticipated decision from state regulators on applications2019-2020
Planned project in service2023

*In-service date is contingent upon state and federal project approvals and permits and is subject to change.