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11-5856-EL-BTX: Black River T-Line Project, Lorain County
Case No.: 11-5856-EL-BTX Project: Black River Transmission Line Project Company: American Transmission Systems, Inc. Location: Lorain County Status: Approved
The Applicant is proposing to construct a new 138 kV substation, including associated transmission upgrades, to support the expansion of Republic Steel’s operations. Republic Steel plans to construct a new electric arc furnace. The expansion will require approximately 450 new jobs, while maintaining existing positions at the factory. The Applicant has requested consolidation of the cases before the Board. Almost all of the required transmission line work would occur within existing easements. The Preferred Substation site is currently owned by the City of Lorain and the city is in the process of transferring ownership to the Applicant. The Board approved this project on March 26, 2012 , and the facility became operational on August 30, 2013.