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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Roadrunner–Phantom–China Draw Transmission Line Project, USA 

November 5, 2020
The proposed USD81.8 million Roadrunner–Phantom–China Draw transmission line and its associated facilities will help serve SPS's increasing retail loads in the Eddy and Lea counties.

735 kV Micoua–Saguenay Transmission Line Project, Canada [free access]

November 5, 2020
A new power line is being planned by Canada’s Hydro-Québec to help maintain the reliability of the Hydro-Québec transmission system in the face of increased power flow along the lines in the Manic–Québec corridor towards the major load centres.

Rio Rico–Patagonia Transmission Line Project, US 

October 6, 2020
The new 132 kV transmission line aims to connect Rio Rico (in Santa Cruz County, Arizona) to the Patagonia Mountains so as to provide Hermosa South32’s mine development project with sufficient power supply.

Blue Ridge Energy Transmission Project, US 

October 5, 2020
This project aims to upgrade the electric reliability and capacity in the Ashe and Watauga counties in North Carolina.

Latin America

500 kV Peru–Ecuador Interconnection project 

November 5, 2020
The 500 kV project is part of the Andean interconnection initiative, known as the Sistema de Interconexión Eléctrica Andina (SINEA).

138 kV Puerto Maldonado–Iberia Transmission Line Project, Peru 

October 6, 2020
The project aims to improve grid stability in the country by supplying electricity to the city of Iberia, as well as to other towns and industrial locations in the area.

500 kV Yguazú Substation Project, Paraguay 

October 6, 2020
The project aims to strengthen the transmission system of the rural areas as part of the developer’s larger plan under the Programa de Fortalecimiento de Transmisión del Sistema Interconectado Nacional y de Distribucion Electrica Rural, or Strengthening the Transmission of the National Interconnected System and Rural Electrical Distribution.

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.

Asia Pacific

Sulbar─Central Sulawesi interconnection, Indonesia 

November 5, 2020
The 150 kV West Sulawesi (Sulbar) to Central Sulawesi interconnection entailed the construction of a 370.16-km-long circuit panning across the Mamuju and Central Mamuju districts to the North Mamuju district.

500 kV Guzar–Regar Power Transmission Line Rehabilitation Project, Uzbekistan 

October 5, 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded 500 kV Guzar–Regar power line between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan aims to improve power exchange between the two countries as well as strengthen their respective power grids.

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.


Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS) Project, Denmark–Germany 

November 5, 2020
The 400 MW Combined Grid Solution (CGS) project will connect the Baltic 1 and 2 offshore wind farms in German waters and Denmark’s 600 MW Kriegers Flak wind park with the national grids of both countries.

Kilingi-Nõmme−Riga CHP-2 Project, Estonia–Latvia 

October 6, 2020
The third Estonia–Latvia link aims to increase the security of supply and develop the electricity market in the Baltic region.

ALEGrO Interconnection, Belgium-Germany 

October 5, 2020
The Aachen-Liège Electric Grid Overlay (ALEGrO) link, which is aimed at enhancing the security of supply between Germany and Belgium, is a 380 kV underground high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection between Aachen in Germany and Liège in Belgium.

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.

Middle East & Africa

EuroAfrica Interconnector Project, Egypt–Cyprus–Greece 

November 5, 2020
The project aims to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece through a subsea direct current (DC) cable and high voltage direct current (HVDC) onshore converter stations.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)–Uganda Interconnection [free access]

October 5, 2020
The cross-border project aims to link north-eastern DRC, which is isolated from the national grid.

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.