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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Greenlink Nevada, US 

April 8, 2021
In June 2020, the Nevada utility, NV Energy, unveiled its plans for building Greenlink Nevada, a transmission and renewable energy (RE) initiative, which aims to transform the state’s clean energy landscape, thereby boosting economic development.

Harry Allen−Eldorado Transmission Line Project, US 

March 12, 2021
The project which was energised in August 2020 strengthens the connection between the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) grid and the Nevada utility, NV Energy's transmission system.

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.



Latin America


138 kV Puerto Maldonado–Iberia Transmission Line Project, Peru 

April 5, 2021
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.

230/138 kV Tabacundo (Pimampiro) Transmission System, Ecuador 

April 5, 2021
The USD39.2 million project entails the construction of the 225 MVA, 230/138 kV Pimampiro substation and associated 230 kV and 138 kV transmission lines.

500 kV Peru–Ecuador Interconnection project 

April 5, 2021
The 500 kV project is part of the Andean interconnection initiative, known as the Sistema de Interconexión Eléctrica Andina (SINEA).

Kimal–Lo Aguirre HVDC Transmission Line Project, Chile [free access]

March 11, 2021
The project is proposed by the Chilean national energy commission, Comisión Nacional de Energía (CNE), under its Annual Transmission Expansion Plan for the Sistema Eléctrico Nacional (SEN) or national electric system and zonal transmission system, for 2018.



Asia Pacific


720 MW New England Solar Farm, Australia [free access]

April 5, 2021
The hybrid project will entail the combination of both solar power and energy storage, to benefit the grid as a whole.

300 MW/450 MWh Victorian Big Battery Project, Australia 

March 12, 2021
Aimed at providing stability to Victoria’s transmission network, a 300 MW/450 MWh battery is being developed by France-based renewable energy producer Neoen.

±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.



Europe


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

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

Adriatic Link, Abruzzo and Le Marche 

March 8, 2021
The 1 GW Adriatic Link will connect Abruzzo and Le Marche in Italy. The new 285-km link will comprise an undersea cable, two buried overland cables, and two converter substations located near the existing Cepagatti (Abruzzo) and Fano (Le Marche) electrical substations.

Harmony Link, Poland–Lithuania 

March 8, 2021
The undersea link is directly linked to the political roadmap for synchronising the Baltic States’ electricity grid with Continental Europe

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.



Middle East & Africa


400 kV Huambo–Lubango Transmission Line Project, Angola 

April 5, 2021
The project aims to connect the north and south transmission grids of Angola and further allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions.

500 kV HVDC Ethiopia–Kenya Link [free access]

March 11, 2021
The 500 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) line aims to link the power grids of Ethiopia and Kenya, create power-sharing between the two countries, reduce energy costs, and promote sustainable and renewable power generation.

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).