ITC Great Plains picks routes for high voltage transmission line in Oklahoma

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Topeka, Kan., February 16, 2010 — ITC Great Plains, LLC has completed route selection for its Hugo-to-Valliant high-voltage electric transmission line project.

ITC representatives are working with affected landowners along the route to complete survey work. Construction is projected to begin during the second quarter of 2011. The project is scheduled to enter service by the end of March 2012.

The 19-mile Hugo-to-Valliant 345,000 volt line is part of a larger transmission line project being implemented in southeastern Oklahoma to reduce system congestion, provide more efficient and cost-effective transmission of energy and increase access to a broader range of generation resources.  

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ITC conducted a preliminary route study and developed three potential corridors through portions of Choctaw and McCurtain counties.

Public comments were taken into consideration during development of the final route, which is designed to minimize impacts to residents, their land and the natural environment while providing a technically viable and cost-effective transmission line.

Following completion of survey work, ITC representatives will finalize right-of-way easements with affected property owners. The line will run from a new substation that ITC will build near the Western Farmers Electric Cooperative Hugo Power Plant west of Fort Towson to an existing substation southeast of Valliant.

ITC Great Plains was formed in July 2006 as a subsidiary of ITC Grid Development, a unit of ITC Holdings Corp., an independent electric transmission company. Headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, ITC Great Plains is a transmission-only utility that seeks to build a more robust electric transmission system providing access to reliable, non-discriminatory, competitive and low-cost energy throughout the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) region.

ITC Holdings Corp. invests in the electricity transmission grid to improve electric reliability, improve access to markets, and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. Through its subsidiaries, ITC operates contiguous, regulated, high-voltage transmission systems in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and portions of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri, serving a combined peak load in excess of 25,000 MW.

 

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