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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


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.

Grain Belt Transmission Project, US 

January 6, 2017
The project was proposed to deliver 3,500 MW of wind energy from western Kansas to utilities and customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and states farther east

Great Northern Transmission Line, US-Canada 

December 11, 2016
The project is part of the plan of Minnesota Power and Canada-based Manitoba Hydro to deliver clean hydropower generated by Manitoba Hydro to Minnesota.



Latin America


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.

Moyobamba-Iquitos Transmission Line Project, Peru 

October 10, 2016
Spanish firm Isolux Corsan won the concession for more than USD550 million to construct the 630-km, 220 kV line from the new Moyobamba substation in San Martin to the new Iquitos substation in Loreto via Yurimaguas and Nauta in 2015.

Santa Cruz-Chaco Transmission Line Project, Bolivia 

October 10, 2016
The 500 kV Santa Cruz-Chaco line project would connect substations Las Brechas and Yaguacua, and stretch about 430 km across the departments of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija.



Asia Pacific


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 Bibiyana-Kaliakoir and 230 kV Fenchuganj-Bibiyana Transmission Lines 

January 6, 2017
The project is being implemented to increase the power transfer capacity and relieve congestion on the existing Sylhet-Dhaka transmission network as well as to ensure adequate power supply to northern Dhaka.

SNPCL and SNPCL Phase-II to KDA Scheme 33 Grid Station 132 kV line Project, Pakistan 

December 2, 2016
The project involves developing a transmission line to connect the generation facilities of Sindh Nooriabad Power Company Private Limited (SNPCL), a joint venture company of Sindh government and Technomen Kinetics Private Limited, and SNPCL Phase-II with the 220/132 kV Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Scheme 33 Grid Station of K-Electric at Karachi.



Europe


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.

IFA2 Interconnection, UK-France 

January 6, 2017
The Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2 (IFA2) project involves a new 1,000 MW subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage source converter (VSC) interconnector between the UK and France.

Alytus-Kruonis Transmission Line, Lithuania 

January 6, 2017
The project, being implemented by Lithuania's electricity transmission grid operator Litgrid, entails the construction of a 53-km-long, 330 kV double-circuit overhead line to connect the Kruonis pumped storage plant (PSP) to Alytus.



Middle East & Africa


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.

Kenya-Tanzania Power Interconnection Project 

November 1, 2016
The power grid developers of Kenya and Tanzania, KETRACO and TANESCO, respectively, are planning to construct a high voltage cross-border line to link the power grids of the two countries.