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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) Transmission Project, US 

December 6, 2017
The Boardman to Hemingway (B2H) project entails the construction of a 300 mile (483 km), 500 kV power line, which will create a link between Boardman, Oregon, and Melba, Idaho.

Lake Erie Connector, Canada-US 

November 7, 2017
The Lake Erie Connector (earlier known as Lake Erie Clean Power Connector) is a 1,000 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission line proposed to connect the power grids of Canada and the United States (US).

Fort McMurray Transmission Project, Canada 

November 7, 2017
The project intends to support development in the oil sands region of the province.

Nogales Tap to Kantor Upgrade Project, US–Mexico 

November 7, 2017
The proposed 138 kV project is necessary to provide the transmission capacity to support the Nogales Interconnection Project and strengthen the UNSE transmission system in the area.



Latin America


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.

SIC–SING Interconnection Project, Chile 

November 7, 2017
The Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande (SING)–Sistema Interconectado Central (SIC) interconnection project (also known as the TEN project) proposes to interconnect the SIC and SING grids through a 600-km-long, 500 kV line from Mejillones to Copiapó.

Mantaro–Carapongo Transmission Project, Peru 

October 3, 2017
The project will reinforce the transmission system in the central region of the country (Huancavelica and Junín), as well as enable the evacuation of surplus generation from the Mantaro zone to Lima.



Asia Pacific


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

December 6, 2017
The project aims to strengthen the transmission system in the states of Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab.

765 kV Strengthening in Eastern Region (ERSS-XVIII), India 

December 6, 2017
The project is aimed at strengthening the transmission system in the Indian states of West Bengal and Jharkhand.

220 kV Srinagar–Leh Transmission Line Project, India 

December 6, 2017
The project is expected to provide grid connectivity and reliable power supply to the Ladakh region.

Cebu-Negros-Panay 230 kV Backbone, Philippines 

November 7, 2017
The Cebu–Negros–Panay (CNP) project is being implemented in two stages.



Europe


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.