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Posted on: January 17, 2019

First Energy Power Transmission Line Project

Transmission Line

American Transmission Systems, Inc. (“ATSI”) is proposing to build a new electric transmission line in Butler County, Pennsylvania to enhance service reliability and support residential and business expansion plans in the area. The Cranberry-Pine No. 3 Transmission Line Project includes construction of a new, approximately four-mile-long 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that will connect the existing Cranberry Substation to the existing Maple-Pine 138/69-kV transmission line.  The project is needed to support future residential load growth and business expansion in the Cranberry Township, Adams Township and Pine Township areas, as well as enhance reliability for customers throughout the region.

Multiple routes for the transmission line were carefully evaluated to avoid potentially sensitive areas and minimize impacts to land owners and the community.  ATSI will seek input on these routes from the community at public open house meetings on January 22 and 23, 2019 from 5-7pm each night at Mars Area High School (520 Rt. 228, Mars, PA 16046), to identify a preferred route.  Only one route is required to complete the project.

As proposed, wood pole and steel structures will be located in a new 60-foot-wide right-of-way along the transmission line route.  ATSI will negotiate with property owners to obtain the necessary agreements for right-of-way and vegetation management rights.  Company representatives will work closely with local officials and affected landowners to keep them updated on the project.

The map below is not to scale and is Cranberry Township’s interpretation of the proposed power line routes shown in the Butler Eagle Newspaper. Transmission Line

If you have any questions or comments, please contact First Energy via Travis Turner at 1-800-589-2837 or email transmissionprojects@firstenergycorp.com


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