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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


North America Latin America Asia Pacific
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North America


BC Hydro's Site C Transmission Project, Canada 

September 9, 2020
The transmission project is associated with BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project which entails the construction of a dam and a hydroelectric generating station over the Peace River in northeast British Colombia to provide 1,100 MW of capacity and produce about 5,100 GWh of electricity each year.

SOO Green HVDC Link Project, US 

September 2, 2020
The SOO Green high voltage direct current (HVDC) Link is a first-of-its-kind infrastructure project to transport renewable energy (RE) via a 350-mile (563-km) underground 525 kV HVDC transmission line along an existing railroad (following a co-location model—co-locating transmission along a transportation corridor).

Greenlink Nevada, US 

August 11, 2020
Recently in June 2020, the Nevada utility, NV Energy, unveiled its plans for building Greenlink Nevada, a transmission and renewable energy (RE) initiative, which aims to transform the state’s clean energy landscape, thereby boosting economic development.

Orlando/St. Cloud Regional Resiliency Connection, US 

July 9, 2020
The project is expected to support the future development of renewable energy resources; enhance capacity to meet the growing energy demands in Osceola and Orange counties; and maintain a robust system for supplying and delivering energy to these regions.



Latin America


Panamá III–Sabanitas (Colón) Transmission Line, Panama 

September 4, 2020
The project will facilitate the evacuation of future generation from the province of Colón, which will also provide an alternative corridor of supply to the province of Panama.

Itauguá–Pirayú Transmission Line Project, Paraguay 

August 10, 2020
The project aims to strengthen the grid system of the area and is part of the developer’s larger plan to reinforce the Sistema Interconectado Nacional (SIN)—the national interconnected system.

Los Troncos–Guarayos–Trinidad Transmission Line, Bolivia 

August 10, 2020
The project’s main objective is the replacement of diesel thermoelectric generation in the isolated system of Ascención de Guarayos and the Moxos thermal power plant (Trinidad), since it represents a higher economic cost and environmental impact for the country.

Engenheiro Lechuga–Equador–Boa Vista Transmission Line Project, Brazil 

July 9, 2020
The project aims to connect the Brazilian state Roraima with the country’s national electrical power grid. Presently, Roraima gets 70 per cent of its power from Venezuela’s Guri hydroelectric dam.



Asia Pacific


1,000 kV Zhangbei–Xiong'an UHV AC Transmission Project, China 

September 2, 2020
The 1,000 kV ultra-high voltage alternating current (UHV AC) project involved the construction of a 320-km line connecting the Zhangbei UHV substation in Zhangjiakou and the Xiong'an UHV substation in Baoding, crossing nine counties in the process.

Electricity Grid Modernisation Project, Nepal [free access]

September 2, 2020
The project aims to strengthen and modernise Nepal’s high-priority grid network.

New England Transmission Infrastructure (NETI), Australia [free access]

August 11, 2020
The transmission system is associated with the upcoming 8,000 MW New England renewable energy zone (REZ) in northern NSW.

Western Victoria Transmission Network Project, Australia 

July 8, 2020
The AUD370 million Western Victoria Transmission Network Project involves major transmission network augmentations to address electricity supply interruptions in the Western Victoria region and the inability to keep up with various renewable energy (RE) projects recently completed in the area.



Europe


Shetland Link, UK 

September 9, 2020
The proposed project aims to export renewable energy from the new wind farms on Shetland to the rest of Great Britain and ensure energy security on the islands.

SuedLink, HVDC Corridor C Transmission Project, Germany 

August 10, 2020
The high voltage direct current (HVDC) Corridor C link has been designed to integrate new wind generation from northern Germany, extending towards southern Germany and southern Europe for consumption and storage.

Viking Link Project, UK–Denmark 

August 10, 2020
The Viking Link project, with an expected transfer capacity of 1,400 MW, will connect a substation at Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, UK, to the Revsing substation in Denmark.

Cirkovce −Heviz/Zerjavinec link, Slovenia−Hungary/Croatia interconnection 

July 9, 2020
The project will connect the existing Cirkovce substation in Slovenia to one circuit of the existing Heviz (Hungary)–Zerjavinec (Croatia) double-circuit, 400 kV overhead line (OHL) by installing a new 80-km, double-circuit, 400 kV OHL in Slovenia.



Middle East & Africa


Jordan–Saudi Arabia Interconnection Project [free access]

September 4, 2020
The proposed project will connect the power grids of Jordan and Saudi Arabia via a 164-km-long line from Qurayyat (Saudi Arabia) to East Amman (Jordan).

500 kV Egypt–Sudan Interconnection Project 

August 10, 2020
The project aims to facilitate power trade between Egypt and Sudan and also promote stability of the two power systems.

330 kV North Core Project, Nigeria, Niger, Togo-Benin, Burkina Faso [free access]

July 13, 2020
The 330 kV North Core Project is a 330 kV transmission line from Birnin Kebbi (Nigeria) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), passing through Zabori (Niger) and Niamey (Niger) with a T-off to Malanville (Benin).

220 kV (400 kV) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)–Uganda Interconnection 

June 10, 2020
The cross-border project aims to link north-eastern DRC, which is isolated from the national grid.