The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) must issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) before a transmission line can be constructed. For more information on the state regulatory process, view the fact sheet or visit the PSCW website.
A Certificate of Public
Convenience and Necessity certifies the need for
the transmission line and designates a route for
it. An Environmental Impact Statement is prepared
as part of the process.
Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 kV project