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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Artificial Island Project, US 

May 3, 2017
The project was the result of the study conducted by PJM Interconnection in 2013 to meet the requirements of nuclear plants located on Artificial Island in southern New Jersey.

Northern Pass Project, US 

May 3, 2017
The merchant transmission project aims to deliver 1,000 MW of hydroelectric power from Québec to northern New England.

New Mexico–Texas Power Transmission Project, US 

May 3, 2017
The project is part of Xcel Energy’s USD3 billion ‘Power for the Plains’—a grid enhancement initiative that aims to deliver reliable and abundant electricity to customers in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. It includes two lines: Tuco–Yoakum–Hobbs and Hobbs–China Draw.

Nogales Interconnection Project, US-Mexico 

May 3, 2017
exas-based Hunt Power, along with Arizona-based UniSource Energy Services (USE), has planned to build a 300 MW merchant transmission line between Arizona and Mexico under the Nogales Interconnection Project.

Latin America

Melo–Tacuarembó Transmission Line, Uruguay 

May 3, 2017
The federal power company of Uruguay, Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), awarded Terna the project to construct the Tacuarembó–Melo transmission line in September 2016.

Nueva Diego de Almagro Project, Chile [free access]

May 3, 2017
The scope of the project includes the construction of the Nueva Diego de Almagro sectioning substation; extension of the Cumbres substation; construction of a new, 52-km, 2x220 kV line from the Nueva Diego de Almagro substation to the Cumbres substation; and sectioning of the 1x220 kV Diego Almagro–Carrera Pinto and 2x220 kV Cardones–Diego de Almagro lines at the Nueva Diego de Almagro sectioning substation.

Argentina–Chile Interconnection Project [free access]

April 3, 2017
The project will connect Sistema Argentino de Interconexión (SADI) or the Argentine interconnected grid and Chile's Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC) or the central interconnected grid.

Los Azules Transmission Project, Argentina 

April 3, 2017
Under the Los Azules project, the San Juan provincial government is planning to expand the existing 500 kV network by building the new 500/220 kV El Rodeo and Calingasta substations, a new 500/220 kV San Juan substation, a 167-km San Juan to El Rodeo transmission line, and a 160-km line from El Rodeo to Calingasta.

Asia Pacific

Additional 400 kV Feed to Goa and Additional System for Power Evacuation from Generation Projects pooled at Raigarh (Tamnar) Pool project 

May 6, 2017
The Goa project involves the construction of a line-in-line-out (LILO) of one circuit of the 400 kV Narendra (existing)–Narendra (new) double-circuit quad line at Xeldem; the 400 kV Xeldem–Mapusa double-circuit quad line; and a 2x500 MVA, 400/220 kV substation at Xeldem.

North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme (NERSS)-VI Project 

May 6, 2017
The project entails the establishment of the 400/220 kV, 2x500 MVA New Kohima substation and the 400 kV Imphal–New Kohima and New Kohima–New Mariani lines in the states of Nagaland and Manipur at an estimated cost of INR6.53 billion.

±800 kV UHVDC Jiuquan–Hunan Transmission Line, China 

April 3, 2017
The project entailed the construction of a 2,370-km-long ±800 kV ultra high voltage direct current (UHV DC) line from the Qiaowan converter station at Jiuquan, Gansu, to the Xiangtan converter station in Hunan.

NEPS-SEPS Interconnection Project, Afghanistan 

April 3, 2017
The project entails the construction of two key lines along with associated substations.


EuroAsia Interconnector Project, Greece–Cyprus–Israel 

May 3, 2017
The project proposes to link the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and continental Greece (via Crete) through 500 kV submarine direct current (DC) cables and high voltage direct current (HVDC) onshore stations in each country/location.

NORD.LINK, Germany–Norway 

May 2, 2017
The project is being implemented by Norway’s state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Statnett and Germany’s DC Nordseekabel GmbH & Company KG, which is owned by Germany’s TSO TenneT and KfW Development Bank.

Aquind Interconnection Project, UK–France 

March 20, 2017
The project entails the construction of the 240-km-long, 2 GW interconnection link between Lovedean, near Portsmouth in the UK, and the Le Havre area in France. The interconnector aims to reduce the risk of blackouts in the UK

Caithness Moray Project, UK 

March 20, 2017
The proposed project aims to evacuate electricity from renewable energy projects in Moray Firth in northern Scotland and transport it to the more densely populated southern Scotland.

Middle East & Africa

Cote d'Ivoire–Liberia–Sierra Leone–Guinea (CLSG) Interconnection Project 

May 4, 2017
The CLSG project entails the construction of 225 kV lines spanning 1,349 km across the four countries.

MoZiSa Transmission Project, Mozambique–Zimbabwe–South Africa 

April 3, 2017
A new transmission interconnection to link three Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries—Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa—is being planned for implementation.

Mombasa–Nairobi Transmission Project, Kenya 

March 1, 2017
The project entails the construction of 400 kV and 220 kV lines from Mombasa to Nairobi.

Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project 

February 13, 2017
The USD2 billion project entails the construction of a ±500 kV multi-terminal high voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the proposed 500 kV Badr substation in Egypt and the 380 kV Medina East substation in Saudi Arabia.