Residents Weigh In On Proposed Transmission Line In Northern Wisconsin

Community Favors Building Along Existing Route Across Bayfield Peninsula

Community members on the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin are urging the state Public Service Commission to approve a proposed transmission line that follows the existing utility corridor. The remarks were part of a public hearing in Washburn on Tuesday evening over plans for a 34.5 kilovolt transmission line.

Northern State Power Co., a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, submitted an application earlier this year to build the transmission line and two new substations. Utility company officials said the project is needed to strengthen power and reliability of service to communities in the area.


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