People who would be affected by proposed power lines running from the Green Bay area to Upper Michigan will get some chances to learn more about the project.
The American Transmission Company announced the Bay Lake Project earlier this year. The price tag could be a billion dollars. One line would run between the Green Bay area and Ishpeming, Mich. A separate line would run from Green Bay to near Oconto Falls. Two more lines would run from Menominee County to Escanaba. To round out the project, a new substation will be built in the Green Bay area.
Here is the schedule of open house meetings:
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012: Harris, Mich.
Island Resort and Casino
W399 Hwy 2 & 41
1-7 p.m. ET
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012: Crivitz
The Woods Super Club
W10508 Kottke Road
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012: Ashwaubenon
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center / Wolf Room
2040 Airport Drive
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012: Iron Mountain, Mich.
Pine Mountain Resort
N3332 Pine Mountain Road
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012: Oconto Falls
Oconto Falls Senior Center
512 Caldwell Avenue
ATC says it plans to apply to build the facilities in Wisconsin and Michigan in late 2013 and in 2014. If approved, construction would begin in 2015 and the lines would start operating in late 2016 and 2017.