Category: Project Update

BorWin5 Offshore Grid Connection, Germany

The BorWin5 offshore converter station project involves the construction of a 15-metre-high and 90-metre-long hall where the direct current (DC) coming from the North Sea will be converted into alternating current (AC).

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HVDC Corridor B Grid Expansion Project, Germany

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.

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Greenlink Nevada, US

The transmission line proposal is set to support Nevada’s 2050 decarbonisation goals and its target of 50 per cent renewable electricity by 2030.

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Burundi–Rwanda interconnection project

 The project entails the construction of an 80-km-long, 220 kV line connecting Kigoma (Rwanda) to Gitega (Burundi) via Ngozi, where a high and medium voltage transformer station will be installed.

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Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project

EETC and National Grid SA are developing an interconnection project 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.

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Greenlink Interconnector, UK–Ireland

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.

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Lake Erie Connector, Canada-US

Developer: ITC Lake Erie Connector LLC (ITCLEC), subsidiary of ITC Corporation Project details and status: The Lake Erie Connector (earlier known as Lake Erie Clean Power Connector) is a 1,000 MW high voltage direct current...

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Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project, Canada

The project was launched in 2015 to connect remote communities to the grid through around 1,800 km of transmission lines. It thus aims to reduce the dependence of First Nations communities on diesel to meet their power requirements. The project is being developed in two phases.

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500 kV Hengyang West Project, China

This is being implemented under the Ningxia–Hunan power transmission project in Hengyang city and has been included in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) of SGCC as well as Hunan Province.

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±800 kV Baihetan–Zhejiang UHVDC Project, China

 The ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) project is a key part of the larger West-to-East Power Transmission project, and is among the world’s first hybrid cascaded UHVDC projects using conventional DC and flexible DC hybrid cascading lines.

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