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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

South County Power Connect Project, US 

March 8, 2017
PG&E proposed this project to significantly increase the capacity of southern Santa Clara County’s electric system, and thus help ensure future electric reliability for Morgan Hill-Gilroy and the surrounding communities.

St. Vital Transmission Complex Project, Canada 

March 8, 2017
The project proposes the construction of two transmission lines of 230 kV to strengthen the reliability of southern Manitoba's electricity supply by replacing ageing infrastructure.

Atlantic Link Project, US–Canada [free access]

February 10, 2017
The Atlantic Link Project is a proposed high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line that will deliver 900 MW of clean energy from Atlantic Canada directly to Massachusetts, US. The project will provide the Commonwealth and the New England electricity system long-term access to renewable energy at stable prices.

TransWest Express Project, US [free access]

January 6, 2017
The project includes the construction of a 725-mile (1,167-km), ±600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) overhead double-circuit transmission line, which will deliver renewable energy from wind energy projects near Rawlins in Wyoming to Colorado, Utah and Nevada.

Latin America

Guaranteed Transmission System (GTS) Project, Peru 

March 8, 2017
In February 2017, Peru's investment promotion agency Proinversion, through its Comité en Proyectos de Energía e Hidrocarburos Pro Conectividad or Committee on Energy and Hydrocarbons Projects, announced the tender for the concession of the Guaranteed Transmission System (GTS) project.

Veladero–Llano Sánchez Transmission Project, Panama 

March 8, 2017
The project entails the construction of the 110-km Veladero–Llano Sánchez line, the 143-km Llano Sánchez–Chorrera line and the 44-km Chorrera–Panamá line. It also involves the expansion of the Chorrera, Llano Sánchez, Panamá and Veladero substations.

La Virginia–Nueva Esperanza Transmission Project, Colombia 

February 10, 2017
The project is part of Colombia’s Plan de Expansión de Transmisión Eléctrica 2013-2027 or the Transmission Expansion Plan 2013-2027.

Panamá II-Chepo-Metetí Transmission Project, Panama 

November 1, 2016
The project is required to increase the power transmission capacity of Panama's eastern electricity sector.

Asia Pacific

400 kV Patuakhali (Payra)–Gopalganj Transmission Line, Bangladesh 

March 1, 2017
The project involves the construction of transmission facilities to evacuate power from the upcoming 1,320 MW coal-based Payra power plant.

765 kV Strengthening in Eastern Region (ERSS-XVIII), India 

March 1, 2017
The project is aimed at strengthening the transmission system in the Indian states of West Bengal and Jharkhand.

Eastern Region System Strengthening Scheme-VII (ERSS-VII), India 

February 13, 2017
The project is being implemented by SGL, a subsidiary of Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL).

±800 kV Shanghaimiao (Inner Mongolia)-Shandong UHVDC Line, China 

January 12, 2017
The ±800 kV ultra high voltage direct current (UHVDC) project will run from the Shanghaimiao converter station in Inner Mongolia to the Liyni converter station in Shandong.


400 kV Albania–Macedonia Line 

March 7, 2017
The project involves the construction of the 126-km-long, 400 kV Albania–Macedonia transmission line.

Montenegro–Italy Subsea Link Project [free access]

March 7, 2017
The over 400-km-long subsea link will connect Abruzzo in Italy and Tivat in Montenegro. The 1,000 MW cable will enable Italy to import power from Montenegro and help integrate the power grids of southeastern Europe and the European Union (EU).

Hansa PowerBridge Interconnector, Sweden–Germany 

February 6, 2017
The Hansa PowerBridge project was announced in March 2014 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Svenska Kraftnät and 50Hertz.

COBRAcable, Netherlands–Denmark Interconnection 

February 6, 2017
The 700 MW Copenhagen–Brussels–Amsterdam (COBRA) cable (COBRAcable) between the Netherlands and Denmark is a new subsea ±320 kV direct current (DC) interconnector based on voltage source converter (VSC) technology.

Middle East & Africa

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.

Iringa-Shinyanga Transmission Line Project, Tanzania 

January 6, 2017
Also known as the Backbone Transmission Investment Project, the Iringa-Shinyanga transmission project entails the construction of a 667-km-long, 400 kV transmission line from Iringa via Mtera, Dodoma and Singida to Shinyanga, in Tanzania.

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

December 2, 2016
The CLSG project entails the construction of 225 kV lines spanning 1,349 km across the four countries. The project also includes the construction of 11 new substations and the expansion of an existing substation in Cote d'Ivoire.