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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


North America Latin America Asia Pacific
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North America


Cardinal–Hickory Project, US 

October 26, 2021
he 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.

New England Clean Energy Connect Project, US 

October 25, 2021
The proposed project will provide a new link through a ±320 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line between Hydro-Québec and the New England grid.

Central East Transfer-Out Transmission Development Project, Canada 

October 6, 2021
The Central East Transfer-Out Transmission Development Project includes constructing new 240 kV transmission lines by ATCO Electric and AltaLink in the counties of Red Deer, Lacombe and Stettler.

LRGV System Enhancement Project, US 

October 5, 2021
Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) System Enhancement Project outlines major improvements to Lower Rio Grande Valley electric grid, including additional 345 kV transmission lines and substations.



Latin America


500 kV Chile–Argentina Interconnection 

November 8, 2021
The project aims to allow electricity exchange between the electricity systems of Chile and Argentina.

Nueva Tumbes Transmission Project, Peru 

November 8, 2021
The project aims to increase the transformation capacity of the Tumbes electrical system from 60 kV to 220 kV and help meet future demand in the region.

Villa Hayes–Villa Real–Pozo Colorado–Loma Plata Project, Paraguay 

November 8, 2021
The project aims to meet the growth in electricity demand and improve the quality and reliability of service in the capital and Greater Asunción regions.

500 kV Tacuarembó–Salto Transmission Line, Uruguay 

November 8, 2021
The project entails the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a 365-km, 500 kV transmission line and a new substation, as well as the reinforcement of an existing substation.



Asia Pacific


Project EnergyConnect, Australia 

November 9, 2021
The project comprises a proposed 900-km-long, 330 kV interconnection between South Australia (Robertstown) and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales (NSW).

Electricity Grid Modernisation Project, Nepal 

October 4, 2021
The project aims to strengthen and modernise Nepal's high-priority grid network.

Koshi Corridor 220 kV Transmission Line Project, Nepal 

September 7, 2021
The project aims to evacuate power from hydropower projects proposed to be developed in Koshi and Mechi zones over the next 15 years.

New WR– NR 765 kV Inter-regional Corridor, India 

September 7, 2021
The 765 kV project, which was recently completed, aims to enhance the power transfer capability between the western and northern regions.



Europe


Aurora Line, Finland and Sweden 

November 9, 2021
The 400 kV Aurora cross-border transmission line will run from Pyhänselkä in Muhos via Keminmaa in Finland to Messaure in northern Sweden.

ElecLink, UK-France 

November 8, 2021
The recently commissioned 1 GW ElecLink interconnector project runs through the Channel Tunnel between UK and France.

NeuConnect Interconnection project, UK–Germany 

November 8, 2021
NeuConnect is a proposed 720-km-long, ±525 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea link between the UK and Germany.

HVDC Corridor B Grid Expansion Project, Germany 

November 8, 2021
Amprion and TenneT, the transmission system operators (TSOs) in Germany,are in the process of developing the high voltage direct current (HVDC) Corridor B grid expansion project with a transmission capacity of 4,000 MW.



Middle East & Africa


Senegal River Transmission Expansion Project, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal 

November 9, 2021
The project includes the construction of a new 225 kV double-circuit, 288-km transmission line connecting Kayes (Mali) to Tambacounda (Senegal) and two 225 kV bays at the existing substations in Kayes and one at the future substation in Tambacounda.

Mozambique–Malawi Transmission Interconnection Project 

November 9, 2021
The project includes the construction of the 218-km-long, 400 kV transmission line connecting the Matambo substation in the western Mozambican province of Tete and the Phombeya substation in Malawi.

Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project 

October 8, 2021
EETC and National Grid SA are developing an interconnection project that aims to connect the grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The project entails the construction of a ±500 kV multi-terminal high voltage direct current (HVDC) link from Badr in Egypt to El-Madinah El Munawara via Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. The interconnector will have a transfer capacity of 3,000 MW. It will allow Egypt and Saudi Arabia to capitalise on the differences in their peak power demand times, facilitate trade, and lead to cost savings of around USD3.7 billion.

Second Ivory Coast–Burkina Faso Transmission Project 

September 30, 2021
The second power interconnection entails the construction of a high voltage line between Ferkessédougou in Ivory Coast and Bobo Dioulasso, Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.