May 11. 2012 7:00AM

MADISON - PSC gives preliminary approval for CapX2020 power line

State regulators have approved plans to build a $202 million, high-voltage transmission line in western Wisconsin that will serve as the last leg of the CapX2020 transmission line, a 700-mile series of lines bringing lower-cost power from the Dakotas.

It also virtually assures that a similar high-voltage line, planned from the Madison area to the La Crosse area, will be built, a utility spokesman said.

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