Novi, MI, June 6, 2007 — ITC Great Plains, an ITC Holdings Corp. subsidiary, announced the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has approved its application for certificate of convenience and authority. The limited certificate gives ITC Great Plains the authority to operate as a utility in the state of Kansas and move forward in its effort to construct, own, operate and maintain bulk electric transmission functions.
“There is a recognized need for transmission investment in Kansas to alleviate existing transmission constraints, facilitate energy markets and help further the entrance of wind energy and other renewable resources into the market,” said Carl A. Huslig, president of ITC Great Plains, adding that the company was “ready, willing and able to invest in the Kansas electric transmission system.”
ITC, through its subsidiaries, has invested over $580 million since 2003 toward maintenance and capital system improvements in its existing service territories in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in its mission to improve electric reliability. As an ITC subsidiary, ITC Great Plains plans to leverage ITC’s skills and partnerships to build the necessary transmission infrastructure in the Great Plains region.
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