Xcel Seeks To Build New Transmission Line In Northern Wisconsin

Northern State Power Company, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, has submitted an application with the state Public Service Commission to build a new 34.5 kilovolt transmission line on the tip of northern Wisconsin. The utility company says the project is necessary to strengthen power and reliability in the area…

The Bayfield County board passed a resolution earlier this year in favor of the proposed east route, which the utility’s application states would cost around $35 million… Bro said residents want to preserve the natural beauty of the peninsula and minimize environmental impacts. The west route would run transmission line through roughly 8 miles of county forest previously unaffected, which drew concern among the county’s forestry committee after utility company Pacific Gas and Electric Co. sparked wildfires in California

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