The grid is now ready for more wind power from Michigan’s thumb.
Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp. provided an update on its Thumb Loop project for local officials in an “appreciation event” attended by about 60 people Tuesday.
The Thumb Loop project consists of about 140 miles of double-circuit 345,000 volt (345 kV) transmission lines and four new substations. It will serve as the “backbone” of a system designed to meet the identified maximum wind energy potential of the Thumb region and will be capable of supporting a maximum capacity of about 5,000 MW.
ITC Transmission Co., a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., will celebrate the beginning of line construction on its Thumb Loop Transmission Line Project in Tuscola County in an invitation-only event Friday
Novi-based ITCTransmission, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company, Friday announced it has selected Iron Mountain-based M.J. Electric LLC, a Quanta Services company (NYSE: PWR), to build the first segment of the Thumb Loop high-voltage transmission line.