Article originally published by Journal Sentinel
American Transmission Co. [ATC] will seek state approval for a $140 million project to run electrical power to the huge manufacturing complex Foxconn Technology Group plans to build in Racine County. The massive plant is expected to draw an enormous amount of power — six times more than the next-largest factory in Wisconsin. . .
To provide that much electricity — enough to serve 170,000 households — the utility wants to run high-voltage power lines to a new substation it would build along Racine County Highway H just east of the Foxconn campus in the far southwestern corner of Mount Pleasant. The project would affect the rates of residential electric customers in Wisconsin, but probably only marginally. ATC says the costs would be spread among some 5 million customers over 40 years. . .