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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Clean Path New York (Clean Path NY) Project, US 

May 5, 2022
The USD11 billion project involves the construction of a 1.3 GW, 174-mile (280-km) underground high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line to connect 3.4 GW of new wind and solar projects coming up in upstate New York with New York City.

Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) Project, US 

May 4, 2022
First proposed in 2008 under the merchant transmission model, the USD2.9 billion project involves the construction of a 333-mile (536-km), ±300 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable, which will be submerged in several New York waterways, including the Hudson River, Harlem River, East River and Lake Champlain, and built underneath the existing rights-of-way (RoW) on land.

Minco-Pleasant Valley-Draper Project, US [free access]

May 3, 2022
The project consists of an approximately 48-mile (76.8 km), 345 kV transmission line that will connect the Minco and Draper substations in Oklahoma to address economic needs in the region.

Cardinal–Hickory Project, US 

April 6, 2022
The project, earlier known as Cardinal Bluffs, will connect ATC’s Cardinal substation in the town of Middleton, Wisconsin, with ITC’s proposed Hickory Creek substation in Dubuque County, Iowa.

Latin America

San Pedro Sula Sur–Progreso Transmission Line and Associated Substations Project, Honduras 

May 10, 2022
The project aims to strengthen the electricity infrastructure in the country.

230 kV Sabanitas–Panama III Electric Transmission Line and Associated Substations Project, Panama 

May 10, 2022
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.

El Sistema de Transmisión Nororiental (STNO) project, Ecuador 

May 10, 2022
The public selection process for financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the El Sistema de Transmisión Nororiental (STNO) or North-eastern Transmission System will allow for the connection of the Sistema Nacional Interconectado (SNI) or the National Interconnected System with Sistema Interconectado Eléctrico Petrolero (SIEP) or the Interconnected Electric Oil System, located in the northeast of Ecuador.

Tucurui Transmission Line, Brazil 

May 10, 2022
The Tucurui transmission line will extend to Roraima to integrate the state to the national grid.

Asia Pacific

±800 kV Baihetan–Jiangsu Uultra -Hhigh -Vvoltage (UHV) Power Transmission Project, China 

May 10, 2022
The 2,087-km line begins from the Baihetan converter station in China's southwest province of Sichuan and ends at the Yucheng converter station in East China's Jiangsu Province.

Kudus–Aarey HVDC link, India 

May 10, 2022
Adani will develop an 80-km, 1,000 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the 400 kV Kudus and 220 kV Aarey power stations.

400/220 kV Narendra–Koppal Transmission Scheme, India 

May 10, 2022
The Narendra–Koppal project, involving the evacuation of 2.5 GW from wind energy zones in Karnataka, is part of the first of three phases of the planned interstate-based evacuation infrastructure Koppal transmission scheme.

220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor Transmission Line Project, Nepal 

May 10, 2022
The USD100 million project is a sub-part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power Expansion Project and aims to evacuate approximately 1,600 MW of power generated from various hydropower stations in the Marsyangdi River corridor.


NeuConnect Interconnection project, UK–Germany 

May 5, 2022
NeuConnect is a proposed 725-km-long, ±525 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea link between the UK and Germany.

Eastern HVDC Links, Scotland–England 

May 4, 2022
The Eastern HVDC Link project will comprise two offshore green links from Scotland to England.

Greenlink Interconnector, UK–Ireland 

May 3, 2022
The project is a proposed 500 MW subsea and underground cable (UGC) electricity interconnector (with associated converter stations) between the electricity grids in UK and Ireland, allowing for electricity to flow both ways between the two countries.

Aurora Line, Finland and Sweden 

May 3, 2022
The 400 kV Aurora cross-border transmission line will run from Pyhänselkä in Muhos via Keminmaa in Finland to Messaure in northern Sweden. Furthermore, it will improve the security of power supply and enable the integration of renewable energy systems in the Nordic and Baltic Sea area.

Middle East & Africa

380 kV Jillah–Layla OHTL Project, Saudi Arabia 

May 10, 2022
The project entails the construction of a 282-km, 380 kV double-circuit overhead transmission line (OHTL) between Jillah bulk supply point (BSP) and Layla BSP in the central region of Saudi Arabia.

Jordan–Iraq Power Transmission Project (JIPT) 

May 10, 2022
The project entails the construction of a 300-km-long, 400 kV transmission line connecting the Al-Risha substation in Jordan with the Al-Qaim electrical transformation station in Iraq.

Nachtigal–Bafoussam Transmission Line Project, Cameroon 

May 10, 2022
The project entails the construction of a 400 kV power line between Nachtigal and Bafoussam to evacuate electricity from the future 420 MW Nachtigal hydroelectric plant in the Centre Region of Cameroon.

Mozambique–Malawi Transmission Interconnection Project 

May 10, 2022
The project includes the construction of the 218-km-long, 400 kV overhead transmission line connecting the Matambo substation in the western Mozambican province of Tete and the Phombeya substation in Malawi.