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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project, US 

January 31, 2018
The Plains and Eastern Clean Line transmission project will deliver about 4,000 MW of clean energy generated from facilities in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle regions to load-serving entities in the mid-south and southeast US via an interconnection with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Tennessee and with Arkansas.

Hailey–Ketchum Transmission Project, US 

January 31, 2018
It involves the construction of a 12-mile (19-km), 138 kV underground transmission line that will connect the Wood River substation north of Hailey with the Ketchum substation on Sun Valley Road.

Transmission Line Associated with Wheatridge Wind Energy Project 

January 31, 2018
The proposed project includes a 32-mile (51.5-km), 230 kV overhead transmission line connecting a 500 MW wind farm in Oregon to Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Morrow Flat substation in UEC’s service territory.

East-West Tie (EWT) Line Project, Canada [free access]

December 27, 2017
The East–West Tie Project (EWT) is an initiative by the provincial government of Ontario to support the development of renewable energy in northwest Ontario and maintain system reliability in the region.

Latin America

Baja California–SIN Interconnection project, Mexico 

December 29, 2017
The project has been proposed to connect the isolated transmission network of Baja California with Sistema Interconectado Nacional (SIN) or the National Interconnected System of Mexico.

Tintaya–Azángaro Transmission Project, Peru 

December 6, 2017
The project was awarded to Redesur in November 2017 by Peru’s investment promotion agency ProInversión.

Belo Monte Transmission Project (Line 1), Brazil 

November 7, 2017
This is the first line planned by Brazil’s energy regulator, Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), to connect the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant (HPP) to the national grid.

Montalvo–Los Héroes Transmission Line, Peru 

November 7, 2017
Transmisora Electrica del Sur 3, which won the project concession in September 2016, is developing the project to reinforce supply to the southern city of Tacna.

Asia Pacific

220 kV Gongar–Khimti Transmission Line, Nepal 

January 31, 2018
The project involves the construction of a 220 kV transmission link to evacuate electricity from the 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project.

Dhaka–Chittagong Main Power Grid Strengthening Project, Bangladesh 

January 29, 2018
The project aims to enhance the power transmission capacity between Chittagong and Dhaka.

Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme (NRSS)- XXIX, India 

December 27, 2017
The project aims to strengthen the transmission system in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab.

CASA 1000 Project, Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Kyrgyz Republic 

December 27, 2017
The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Richborough–Canterbury Transmission Line, UK [free access]

November 7, 2017
The project entails the construction of a new 20-km-long, 400 kV double-circuit overhead line (OHL) from Richborough to Canterbury and a new 400 kV substation in Richborough.

Middle East & Africa

Second 330 kV Ikeja West (Nigeria)–Sakete (Benin) Line 

November 7, 2017
The project involves the construction of the second 330 kV line from Ikeja West in Lagos (Nigeria) to Sakete in Benin Republic.