PSC to Hold Public Hearings on Proposed Rockdale to Paddock Transmission Line Between Beloit and Christiana

Public Encouraged to Provide Comments

MADISON – The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) will hold public hearings in

Janesville on Wednesday, February 13 regarding an application from American Transmission

Company (ATC) to build a transmission line from Beloit to Christiana.

Citizens are invited to provide testimony on ATC’s request to build approximately 35 miles of

new 345 kilovolt transmission line to connect the Paddock Substation in the town of Beloit and

the Rockdale Substation in the town of Christiana. In its application for the line, ATC states that

the project would give local utilities improved access to lower cost power from other areas in the

region, as well as provide a more stable electric system.

Public comments on ATC’s application will be included in the record the Commission will

review to make a decision. The Commission has the authority to approve, deny or modify the

application. Citizens are encouraged to attend one of the hearings, which are scheduled for:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Janesville Town Hall

1628 North Little Court (off Cty Hwy A)

Janesville, Wisconsin

If the public cannot attend the hearings, but would like to provide comments, they can do so on

the PSC’s website at through February 13. Click on the Public Comments

button and click on the case title “Paddock-Rockdale 345 kV Access Project.” Any person who

needs accommodations to participate in the case, may contact Docket Coordinator, Jim Lepinski,

at 608-266-0478.

Documents associated with ATC’s application can be viewed on the PSC’s Electronic

Regulatory Filing System at Type case number 137-CE-149 into the boxes

provided on the PSC homepage, or click on the Electronic Regulatory Filing System button.