Michigan Electric Transmission transmits high-voltage electricity power from generating plants to the local distribution systems. It serves customers in more than 50 counties in Michigan. Its facilities include over 5,000 circuit miles of overhead and underground transmission lines and nearly 40,000 towers and poles. The company employs approximately 200 people and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings, which offers a range of electricity transmission-related services. Michigan Electric Transmission is a member of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator and is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The company offers operation, maintenance, filing and generator interconnection services. Its planning services include improving reliability, relieving congestion and reducing system losses.