We invest in transmission and distribution upgrades and new construction to meet customers’ needs, maintain system reliability, and enable renewable resource additions. We're a leader in the CapX2020 initiative, a regional transmission buildout in the upper Midwest by 11 utilities. We also were involved in three Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., multivalue transmission projects. These projects reliably and economically enable regional public policy needs, provide multiple types of regional economic value, and provide a combination of regional reliability and economic value.
As part of capital spending from 2019 to 2023, we expect to spend approximately $142 million on regional transmission projects and $147 million on distribution projects.
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Our studies indicate that Otter Tail Power Company’s transmission and distribution losses as a percentage of our total energy is approximately 9.6%, which has been slightly increasing over time due to our geographic location in relation to generation resources and our rural and vast service area.