2009 Excellence Award Winner

American Transmission Co. | Pewaukee, WI


American Transmission Company began operation in January 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state, transmission-only utility company.  ATC’s high voltage electric transmission system (aka “The Grid”) enables energy producers to transport electrical power from the locations where it’s generated to local distribution utilities for consumption by their customers. ATC’s transmission network provides transmission service to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and portions of the State of Wisconsin.  ATC maintains an office in Kingsford, Michigan and is headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

Since its inception, ATC has invested more than $0.5 Billion to improve upon the infrastructure that serves Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It has rebuilt and upgraded aging assets and has constructed new assets where necessary to meet a growing demand for energy. Much of its work in the U.P. and northern Wisconsin has been completed utilizing U.P. based contractors and vendors.

ATC initiated its U.P. Energy Collaborative during 2008 to engage a broad range of customers and stakeholders from the region to assess future needs and evaluate solutions. Opportunities for new sources of renewable energy are also being evaluated through the Energy Collaborative to insure the region is well poised to meet the demands of the future. ATC’s Energy Collaborative has been cited by the Michigan Public Service Commission as the “Best Practice for other transmission companies to employ”.