Main power line featured against a hillside with leaves changing colors for fall

Huntley to Wilmarth Transmission Line

Michels Power, Inc. built 52 miles of 345kV transmission line to reduce congestion on the transmission grid in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

A new double-circuit Dove T2 556 bundle conductor was installed for the first 22 miles. The remaining 30 was a single-circuit line. The entire project included installation of two new OPGW circuits. Steel single-pole structures were used in most areas. Two- and three-pole structures were used as needed.

The project will deliver low-cost electricity from generation facilities, including wind farms, to consumers.

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