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ITC Crews Assisting With East Coast Storm Restoration

NOVI -- ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Co. and ITC Midwest, operating subsidiaries of ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC), have sent 63 utility crew members to assist in restoring power to customers affected by the recent storms on the East Coast.

The utility professionals assisting in the storm restoration include 33 from Iowa and 30 from Michigan, representing M. J. Electric and Hydaker-Wheatlake, contract labor companies employed by ITC in the maintenance and construction of electric transmission. ITC says it is still maintaining utility crews in Michigan and Iowa necessary to maintain optimal operations.

ITC is a member of two mutual assistance groups which work cooperatively to restore electric service in emergency events.

ITC Holdings is the nation's largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi,  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 Co., ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains.

Through these subsidiaries, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, 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.

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