ITC Great Plains Energizes Phase II of KETA Transmission Line

        ITC Great Plains Energizes Phase II of KETA Transmission Line

PR Newswire

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 13, 2012

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ITC Great Plains, LLC, in
conjunction with Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and Midwest Energy, Inc., has
placed Phase II of the KETA (Spearville-Axtell) high-voltage electric
transmission project into service, marking completion of the project. The
227-mile, 345,000-volt line from Spearville, Kan., to Axtell, Neb., will
improve the reliability and efficiency of the regional grid and make more
affordable energy available. It entered service nearly six months ahead of the
original schedule, enabling Kansans to realize the benefits of the project
earlier than anticipated and at a cost well below the original estimate.

"Completion of the KETA project clearly demonstrates ITC's long-term
commitment to helping Kansas secure its energy future," said Joseph L. Welch,
chairman, president and CEO of ITC Holdings Corp. "It reinforces the unique
value of ITC's independent business model and is strong evidence that our
partnership approach to transmission development provides exceptional value to
utilities and their members along with the regions they serve. Projects such
as KETA contribute to congestion relief, nondiscriminatory access to all
generating resources and the much-needed development of a regional
infrastructure to support a robust twenty‐first century grid."

ITC's investment in a new high-voltage infrastructure in the Southwest Power
Pool region is founded upon open access to the grid and collaboration with key
energy stakeholders. The partnerships with Sunflower and Midwest Energy were
crucial to the development and completion of the KETA project. Earlier this
year ITC, Sunflower and Mid-Kansas Electric Company expanded their partnership
agreement for the development of additional transmission projects in Kansas.

"As the demand to export and import both base load and renewable energy
continues to increase, state-of-the-art transmission lines like the KETA
project are critical to the continued delivery of reliable, affordable energy
in our region and across the nation," said Stuart Lowry, president and CEO of
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and Mid-Kansas Electric Company. "We have
enjoyed working with Kansas officials, ITC and Midwest Energy on this project,
and it is gratifying to see the vision and hard work of so many people come to

"The completion of this project will benefit Midwest Energy's customer-owners
and spur economic development in the communities we serve," said Earnie
Lehman, President and General Manager of Midwest Energy, Inc. "We appreciate
the leadership shown by ITC in fulfilling the vision of the Kansas Electric
Transmission Authority (KETA) which first conceived this project."

About the KETA Project
The Spearville-Axtell line, also known as the KETA Project, is a 345,000 volt
(345kV) transmission line aimed at improving the reliability and efficiency of
the regional grid and making more affordable energy available. The line runs
approximately 227 miles from Spearville north to ITC's Post Rock substation
near Hays, continuing north across the Nebraska border to Axtell, Nebraska.
ITC Great Plains built the Kansas segments of the line totaling 174 miles. The
Nebraska Public Power District is responsible for 53-mile Nebraska portion of
the line. Phase I of the project, from Spearville to Post Rock, entered
service in June 2012. For more information on the KETA project, go to 

About ITC Great Plains
ITC Great Plains, LLC is a transmission-only utility with authority to
construct, own, operate and maintain a regulated, high-voltage transmission
system in the Southwest Power Pool region. Based in Topeka, Kansas, ITC Great
Plains operates more than 100 circuit miles of transmission lines in Kansas
and Oklahoma. ITC Great Plains is a subsidiary of ITC Grid Development, LLC, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation's largest
independent electric transmission company. For more information, please visit

About ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation's largest independent electric
transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric
transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the
overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to
interconnect to its transmission systems. ITC's regulated operating
subsidiaries include ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company,
ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains. Through these subsidiaries, ITC owns and
operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota,
Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load
exceeding 26,000 megawatts along 15,000 circuit miles of transmission line.
Through ITC Grid Development and its subsidiaries, the company also focuses on
expansion in areas where significant transmission system improvements are
needed. For more information, please visit ITC's website at (itc-ITC)

SOURCE ITC Great Plains, LLC

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