AMERICAN TRANSMISSION COMPANY BUYS LAND FOR SUBSTATION

American Transmission Company has bought land to build a proposed electrical substation for the $10 billion manufacturing complex Foxconn Technology Group is building in southeast Wisconsin. It has purchased 33 acres of land in Mount Pleasant for $2.4 million. ATC plans to build a new substation east of the Foxconn complex and connect it with high-voltage power lines. The utility plans to have new lines run between Kenosha County and Racine County. Foxconn is expected to use about 200 megawatts of electricity, six times more than the next-largest factory in the state according to ATC. The Taiwanese company plans to make advanced liquid-crystal-display panels for commercial and consumer uses, including televisions. ATC needs to win approval of the project from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Work on the substation and the $117 million electric transmission lines could begin in the fall.

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