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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project, US [free access]

March 6, 2020
Under the project, the developer plans to upgrade the power grid in Virginia by making improvements to the transmission infrastructure under the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project.

Champlain Hudson Power Express Project, US 

February 5, 2020
The project is being developed by Champlain Hudson Power Express Incorporation (CHPEI), owned by TDI through its subsidiary TDI-USA Holdings Corporation (TUHC), and National Resources Energy, LLC (NRE), a Delaware limited liability company.

Gates 500 kV Dynamic Reactive Power Support Project, US 

February 5, 2020
The Gates Project was approved by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) governing board in March 2019 as a critical reliability project to mitigate high transmission grid voltages due to the eventual shutdown of the Diablo Canyon power plant in 2025.

Ten West Link Project, US 

January 3, 2020
The project will provide another interconnection between Arizona and California, and is intended to strengthen the electrical grid in the region and improve reliability.



Latin America


Silvânia–Trindade C1 line and Associated Transmission Network Project, Brazil 

March 6, 2020
The project is a part of Auction no. 001/2020, scheduled to be hosted in June 2020.

Tintaya–Azángaro Transmission Project, Peru 

March 6, 2020
The project was awarded to Redesur in November 2017 by Peru’s investment promotion agency ProInversión.

Kimal–Lo Aguirre HVDC Transmission Line Project, Chile 

February 4, 2020
The project is proposed by the Chilean national energy commission, Comisión Nacional de Energía (CNE), under its Annual Transmission Expansion Plan for the Sistema Eléctrico Nacional (SEN) or national electric system and zonal transmission system, for 2018.

Ecuador–Peru Interconnection Project 

February 4, 2020
The 500 kV project is part of the Andean interconnection initiative, known as the Sistema de Interconexión Eléctrica Andina (SINEA). The project includes a 607-km line from Chorrillos in Ecuador to the La Niña substation in Peru.



Asia Pacific


Additional Inter-Regional Alternating Current Link for Import into Southern Region, India 

March 9, 2020
The project, also known as the Warora–Warangal and Chilakaluripeta–Hyderabad–Kurnool 765 kV Link, entails creation of a power transmission link to import electricity from India’s southern region to meet the power demand in northern India.

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

March 9, 2020
The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Strengthening Transmission System in India for Transfer of Power from new HEPs in Bhutan 

February 5, 2020
The project focused on transferring power from upcoming hydro generation projects in Bhutan to India, after meeting local demand in Bhutan.

Strengthening of Transmission System beyond Vemagiri Project, India 

February 5, 2020
The core focus of the project was to strengthen the inter-regional transmission capacity to facilitate the transfer of power to India’s southern region facing power shortage.



Europe


Shetland Link, UK 

March 6, 2020
The proposed project aims to export renewable energy from the new wind farms on Shetland to the rest of Great Britain and ensure energy security on the islands.

Crete—Mainland Interconnection Project, Greece 

March 6, 2020
The interconnector project is being developed to connect Crete’s isolated systems to support the integration of future renewable energy sources (RES).

Aquind Interconnection Project, UK–France 

February 4, 2020
The high voltage direct current (HVDC) power link, which will run both undersea and underground, will connect northern France’s nuclear-powered electricity grid to southern England.

Lauchstädt–Vieselbach Transmission Line Project, Germany 

February 4, 2020
The project aims to contribute towards feeding regionally generated wind power into the extra high voltage (EHV) grid and its transmission to consumption regions.



Middle East & Africa


Temane Transmission Project (TTP), Mozambique 

March 10, 2020
The Temane Transmission Project (TTP) of the Temane Regional Electricity Project (TREP) aims to enhance the transmission capacity for domestic and regional markets, and increase generation capacity via private sector participation.

Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project 

March 10, 2020
EETC and National Grid SA are developing an interconnection project that aims to connect the grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

North West Grid Project, Tanzania [free access]

February 4, 2020
The project entails the construction of a 1,148-km-long, 400 kV line to link Mbeya, Sumbawanga, Mpanda, Kigoma and Nyakanazi,which will connecteight district headquarters, of which three are regional headquarters, to the national grid.

500 kV Egypt–Sudan Interconnection Project 

February 4, 2020
The project aims to facilitate power trade between Egypt and Sudan and also promote stability of the two power systems.