The Integrated Transmission System (ITS) is a unique 17,800-mile network covering 90% of the state that allows the efficient flow of power by eliminating the need for multiple private transmission contracts or access fees. Formed in 1973, it is the backbone of Georgia’s transmission grid and is one of the few jointly planned and operated statewide transmission systems in the nation.
Ownership is shared between MEAG Power, Georgia Transmission Corporation, Dalton Utilities and Georgia Power. The ITS is an asset for all its owners; it ensures that system expansions and the associated investment expenditures are made in a collaborative manner while providing each owner nearly statewide access. Individual transmission lines and substations are owned and maintained by the individual ITS owners, but they are planned and operated as one system.