May 13, 2015 · ITCTransmission, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation's largest independent electricity transmission company, today announced its Thumb Loop high-voltage transmission project is complete with the energization of the third and final phase of the project. A map from ITC, the developers of the project. Stated Purpose: The Thumb Loop project provides a much-needed high capacity transmission line designed to meet the maximum wind potential of the Thumb Loop region. Located in the region found to have the highest wind development potential in Michigan, this project is capable of supporting more than 2,800 turbines and 5,000 megawatts of renewable.
ITC Completes Thumb Loop Transmission Line. ITCTransmission’s High-Voltage Transmission Project in Service Ahead of Schedule. $510 Million Privately Financed Project Delivers Renewable Energy Across Michigan and Contributes More than $365 Million to Michigan Economy During Construction Phase Alone. transmission grid while ensuring its ability to meet new energy demands. We invest in electric transmission to enhance reliability, relieve electric transmission congestion and connect all energy resources, including renewables, to customers in a non-discriminatory manner. Thumb Loop 345kV Transmission Line CAPITAL PROJECT PROFILE.
The original ITC Transmission system. The original ITC Transmission system serves areas of southeastern Michigan and the Thumb region served by DTE Electric. Largely overlapping DTE Electric's area, and launched on March 1, 2003, ITC's transmission line voltages are 345,000 volts, 230,000 volts, 138,000 volts, and 120,000 volts. Lattice steel towers and a single-circuit extra-high voltage transmission line that were installed for a planned nuclear power plant more than four decades earlier are now used in a critical stretch of the Thumb Loop. The transmission transformation — turning single-circuit 765-kV towers into double-circuit 345-kV — is a first-of-its-kind.
Line construction on the 62-mile Phase 1 segment will begin in early April and continue into 2013 ITC Transmission, M.J. Electric to build Thumb Loop Transmission Line - Electric Light & Power. May 20, 2015 · ITC Transmission says it has finished the final section of its $510 million “Thumb Loop” transmission line designed to improve wind farm access in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula region. ITC announced that it completed the final 56-mile “Phase 3” section of the line last week.
Oct 08, 2013 · This time-lapse video shows the assembly and placement of a 150-foot steel monopole structure for the Thumb Loop high-voltage transmission line. . Jun 29, 2012 · NOVI — ITCTransmission, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company, celebrated the start of construction of its 140-mile Thumb Loop high-voltage transmission line with an event aimed at recognizing the cooperative efforts of contractors, vendors, local officials and community leaders in Michigan’s Thumb area to Author: Hour Detroit.