Western Wisconsin Transmission Connection Line Route Options Open House

The Upper Midwest’s energy grid is changing and new transmission lines are needed to ensure customers throughout Western Wisconsin have the electric service they need.

Xcel Energy is proposing the Western Wisconsin Transmission Connection, a 345kV transmission project that would run between Blair, Eau Claire, and two potential end-points connecting to an existing 345kV transmission line near Owen or Stanley depending on the final route. 

Feedback on the potential route options are currently under consideration.  An open house to learn more about the project, the upcoming regulatory process, and to provide feedback on route options is being held:

DATE:  October 11, 2023

TIME:  4:00PM – 7:00PM

LOCATION:  29 Pines

5872 33rd Avenue

Eau Claire, WI  54703

Additional information, including detailed maps is available at WWTConnection.com


If you are unable to attend on October 11th alternatively there will also be a virtual meeting held:

DATE:  October 16, 2023

TIME:  1:00PM – 2:00PM

LOCATION:  Virtual meeting link can be found on WWTConnection.com


NOTE:  Property owners along the proposed line route should have received letters from Xcel Energy.


Questions can be emailed to WWTConnection@xcelenergy.com or call 1-800-545-7522.


Information in this notice was provided by Xcel Energy.