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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

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.

735 kV Micoua–Saguenay Transmission Line Project, Canada [free access]

November 5, 2020
A new power line is being planned by Canada’s Hydro-Québec to help maintain the reliability of the Hydro-Québec transmission system in the face of increased power flow along the lines in the Manic–Québec corridor towards the major load centres.

Latin America

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.

500 kV Yguazú Substation Project, Paraguay 

October 6, 2020
The project aims to strengthen the transmission system of the rural areas as part of the developer’s larger plan under the Programa de Fortalecimiento de Transmisión del Sistema Interconectado Nacional y de Distribucion Electrica Rural, or Strengthening the Transmission of the National Interconnected System and Rural Electrical Distribution.

Asia Pacific

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.

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.

North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme (NERSS)-VI Project, India 

December 17, 2020
The project, commissioned in November 2020, entailed the establishment of the 400/220 kV, 2x500 MVA New Kohima substation, the 400 kV Imphal–New Kohima and New Kohima–New Mariani lines in the states of Nagaland and Manipur, at an estimated cost of INR6.53 billion.

Sulbar─Central Sulawesi interconnection, Indonesia 

November 5, 2020
The 150 kV West Sulawesi (Sulbar) to Central Sulawesi interconnection entailed the construction of a 370.16-km-long circuit panning across the Mamuju and Central Mamuju districts to the North Mamuju district.


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.

ALEGrO Interconnection, Belgium-Germany 

October 5, 2020
The Aachen-Liège Electric Grid Overlay (ALEGrO) link, which is aimed at enhancing the security of supply between Germany and Belgium, is a 380 kV underground high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnection between Aachen in Germany and Liège in Belgium.

Middle East & Africa

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.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)–Uganda Interconnection [free access]

October 5, 2020
The cross-border project aims to link north-eastern DRC, which is isolated from the national grid.