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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Lugo–Victorville Transmission Upgrade Project, US 

April 10, 2017
SCE and LADWP have proposed the 500 kV upgrade project to mitigate the constraint on the existing Lugo–Victorville line.

West Kelowna Transmission project, Canada 

April 3, 2017
The project was announced in February 2015 by the Canadian Province of British Columbia and BC Hydro to strengthen the power network in West Kelowna and Peachland.

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.

Latin America

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.

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.

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.

Asia Pacific

±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.

765 kV Wardha–Dichpalli Transmission Line Project, India 

April 3, 2017
The project is being implemented by the Indian federal transmission utility POWERGRID and involves the development of 765 kV and 400 kV assets in the state of Telangana.

230 kV Mindanao Backbone Transmission Project, Philippines 

April 3, 2017
The proposed 230 kV Mindanao Backbone project will help cater to the increasing power supply and demand on the island.

NEPS-SEPS Interconnection Project, Afghanistan 

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


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.

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).

400 kV Albania–Macedonia Line 

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

Middle East & Africa

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.

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.