Billion Dollar Power Line Proposal

Some utility companies in the Midwest are proposing a billion dollar electricity project that could affect people here in Wisconsin.

Cap-X 2020 utilities, along with eleven utility companies in Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas, is proposing a 1.6 billion dollar project to build new power lines.

The plan calls for 688 miles of new power lines to be built by the year 2020 to meet power demands. A special hearing is being held at the Riverport Inn in Winona from 12-2 p.m. on Thursday to get the public's input on the project.

Cap-X 2020 says the electric transmission infrastructure in these states was last updated more than 25 years ago.

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