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Transmission Structures ITC Holdings Corp Black  Veatch

Towers Rise to the Sky

Utility resolves transmission clearance issues by applying creative solutions.

What can a utility do when an existing transmission line does not meet clearance criteria? One option would be to build a new transmission line, but this would be expensive and could take many years just to get the required permits. Instead, ITC Holdings Corp. — faced with such an issue — opted to raise 25 steel lattice towers by 10 ft or 20 ft (3 m or 6 m) each to enable the line to operate at its design rating, saving both time and money. The methodology and cost considerations involved

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