Last week members of the neA2cc board had a call with representatives from ITC and DTE regarding a proposed transmission line and substation in Northeast Ann Arbor. Both companies are seeking community input on these related projects.
ITC is the company that will be building the transmission line from the existing Phoenix Substation, along Dhu Varren Road between Pontiac Trail and Nixon Road in Ann Arbor, to the proposed substation on Hubbard and Huron Parkway. The new substation is being built to address a deficit and provide some relief for circuits that are close to 100% capacity in this area. This will provide long term power quality relief and provide some redundancy so have some self-healing circuits to take over when problems arise.
ITC will be holding a community open house on 11/9th and 11/10th to share information about the transmission line portion of the project.
November 9th and 10th
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided
Washtenaw Community College Atrium in the Business Education Building
4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
DTE will share renderings and provide more information about the proposed Hubbard/Huron Parkway substation at a community input meeting at a later date. They have ensured us that we will have adequate notification so we can share the dates with our community.
While they were not able to share any information about what the substation would look like, they did point us to a newer substation (Buckler substation) off Broadway near the Kellogg Eye Center as an example of a newer substation.