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Mar. 26, 2015

PSCW’s Approval of the Badger-Coulee Transmission Line

ST. PAUL, MINN. (March 26, 2015) – Today, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin met to consider the joint application of American Transmission Company and Northern States Power Company – Wisconsin for authority to construct and operate the new Badger-Coulee 345kV transmission line from La Crosse to Madison, Wisconsin.  The Commission voted in favor of this project.

Following the approval of this application by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Wind on the Wires Executive Director Beth Soholt said:

“Wind on the Wires applauds the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for the leadership they have shown in approving this important transmission line. The Badger-Coulee line is a vital link in the integrated network of transmission projects known as MISO Multi-Value Projects (MVPs). Construction of the line is critical for the development and delivery of several thousand megawatts of clean, low-cost wind power. The new line will also reduce congestion in the MISO energy market and add to the reliability of the overall MISO grid. A number of clean energy advocacy organizations have worked on this new transmission line over the years, and we are extremely pleased at the outcome of this proceeding in Wisconsin.”

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About Wind on the Wires
Wind on the Wires is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minn., which is comprised of wind developers, environmental organizations, tribal representatives, public interest groups, clean energy advocates, farm groups and businesses providing goods and services to the wind industry. Our mission is to overcome the barriers to bringing wind energy to market by addressing technical and regulatory issues, as well as through education and public outreach.

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