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ATC, Xcel Energy to Host Open House for Segment 3 of Badger Coulee Project

July 21, 2016
Construction work set to begin this summer for area from Town of Caledonia to Wisconsin Dells

American Transmission Co. and Xcel Energy are continuing a multi-year public outreach process for the 180-mile, 345-kilovolt Badger Coulee Project with a pre-construction open house this week in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

“Landowners who may be affected by construction and members of the public are welcome to attend this pre-construction open house,” said Charles Gonzales, ATC senior local relations representative. “This event will provide an opportunity for people to learn what to expect in terms of equipment, timing and appearance of the line,” said Gonzales.

The public is invited to attend the July 21 pre-construction open house from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kay C. Mackesey Administration Building-Village of Lake Delton, 50 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, Lake Delton. There will not be a formal presentation. Construction activities, including right-of-way clearing, placing protective mats and installing foundations, are scheduled to begin this summer.

After more than five years of public involvement and regulatory review, ATC and Xcel Energy received approval in April 2015 from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to construct the $580 million project from north of La Crosse to northern Dane County. The project will address electric system reliability issues locally and in the Midwest, provide economic savings and support renewable energy policy. Work will generally be conducted from east to west with a planned in-service date of 2018.

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