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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Illinois Rivers Transmission Project, US 

February 12, 2021
The recently completed project entailed the construction of USD1.4 billion, 345 kV transmission link from Palmyra, Missouri, to Sugar Creek, Indiana, crossing the state of Illinois under Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) Multi-Value Projects (MVPs) portfolio.

Grain Belt Transmission Project, US 

January 7, 2021
The project has been proposed to deliver 3,500 MW of wind energy from western Kansas to utilities and customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and states farther east.

Moses–Adirondack Smart Path Reliability Project, US [free access]

December 17, 2020
The proposed project aims to strengthen the New York state electric power grid and enable more renewable energy (RE) from upstate New York and Canada to be connected to the state’s power system.

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.

Latin America

500 kV Yguazú–Valenzuela Transmission System Expansion Project, Paraguay 

February 8, 2021
The objective of the project is to stabilise power supply in Paraguay’s metropolitan area and promote energy efficiency.

Chiriqui Grande–Panama III Transmission Line, Panama 

January 4, 2021
The project will provide the national interconnected system with an unrestricted connection to power generation in the west so that it can carry energy generated in that region to the load centre in the east.

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.

Asia Pacific

±800 kV Wudongde Transmission Project, China 

February 9, 2021
The recently operationalised ±800 kV Wudongde transmission project aims to improve the power supply in the Guangdong─Hong Kong─Macao Greater Bay Area.

Clutha─Upper Waitaki Lines Project, New Zealand [free access]

February 9, 2021
The NZD197 million project involves the upgrade of 330 km of transmission lines between Clutha and the Upper Waitaki Valley to improve electricity supply to Southland during dry periods, and to allow additional generation to be exported from Southland.

230 kV Mindanao Backbone Transmission Project, Philippines 

January 4, 2021
The project, commissioned in November 2020, will help cater to the increasing power supply and demand on the island.

500 kV East Coast─Singapyeong Transmission Line Project, South Korea 

January 4, 2021
The planned 500 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) East Coast─Singapyeong transmission line will facilitate the evacuation of 6.8 GW of power from the Samcheok thermal power plant.


Harmony Link, Poland–Lithuania 

February 8, 2021
The undersea link is directly linked to the political roadmap for synchronising the Baltic States’ electricity grid with Continental Europe, which will take place via Poland with the existing alternating current (AC) link (between Lithuania and Poland) and Harmony Link, as decided in a political agreement signed on June 28, 2018 by the Baltic States, Poland and the European Commission (EC).

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

January 8, 2021
The third Estonia–Latvia link aims to increase the security of supply and develop the electricity market in the Baltic region.

Eastern HVDC Link, Scotland–England (Selby and Hawthorn Point) 

December 17, 2020
The Eastern Link project, which will comprise of two 2 GW high voltage direct current (HVDC) cables from the east coast of Scotland to two points in the north-east of England—Selby and Hawthorn Point.

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.

Middle East & Africa

Lusaka Power Transmission and Distribution Network Project, Zambia 

February 9, 2021
The Lusaka Power Transmission and Distribution Network (LPTDN) project being developed by ZESCO Limited aims to reinforce and upgrade the power transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure in the Lusaka area.

Tanzania–Zambia (TAZA) Transmission Interconnector Project [free access]

January 4, 2021
TAZA is part of the larger Zambia–Tanzania–Kenya (ZTK) project, which aims to link the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) with Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP).

220 kV/400 kV Olkaria–Lessos–Kisumu Transmission Line Project, Kenya 

December 17, 2020
The project is being implemented to connect the geothermal power plants in Olkaria to Kenya’s western region. The line will also serve as the backbone for a regional power interconnection among neighbouring countries.

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.