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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), US 

March 30, 2018
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. In Maine, the line will begin at the Canadian border in western Somerset County and run 145 miles (234 km) to a new alternating current (AC)/direct current (DC) converter station in Lewiston.

Northern Pass Project, US 

March 30, 2018
The merchant transmission project aims to deliver 1,000 MW of hydroelectric power from Québec to northern New England.

TransWest Express (TWE) Project, US 

March 30, 2018
The project includes the construction of a 730-mile (1,175-km), ±600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) overhead double-circuit transmission line, which will deliver renewable energy from wind energy projects near Rawlins in Wyoming to Colorado, Utah and Nevada.

Québec–New Hampshire Interconnection Project, US−Canada 

March 30, 2018
The project has been proposed to increase the energy interchange capacity between Québec and New England by building an interconnection between both power grids.



Latin America


Tintaya–Azángaro Transmission Project, Peru 

March 29, 2018
The project was awarded to Redesur in November 2017 by Peru’s investment promotion agency ProInversión. It entails the construction of the 128-km-long, 220 kV Tintaya–Azángaro transmission line.

Bélgica–Los Troncos Transmission Line, Bolivia 

March 27, 2018
The project is being implemented to improve the quality of the transmission network that feeds the Santa Cruz department and also extend cover to the demand in the isolated missions system. It includes the construction of the 230 kV, 100-km Bélgica–Los Troncos line, along with the construction of a new Los Troncos substation and expansion of the Bélgica substation.

Guaíra–Sarandi, Foz do Iguaçu–Guaíra, Londrina–Sarandi and Sarandi–Paranavaí Norte Transmission Project, Brazil 

March 27, 2018
The project was awarded to the developer during auction number 05/2016 as Lot 1 at a discount rate of 33.25 per cent. In January 2018, GE Grid Solutions, a subsidiary of General Electric (GE), signed a contract for the construction of power substations.

Southern Energy Ring Project (Anillo Energético del Sur), Bolivia 

March 27, 2018
The Southern Energy Ring Project includes a 327-km, 230 kV transmission line interconnecting the Tarija, Las Carreras (Chuquisaca), Torre Huayco, Litio, Llipi and Salar (Potosí) substations.



Asia Pacific


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

April 2, 2018
The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Visayas–Mindanao Grid Connection Project (VMIP), Philippines 

April 2, 2018
The project entails implementation of the Visayas–Mindanao grid connection project to help establish a unified electricity market in the Philippines.

400 kV Lapsiphedi (Nepal)–Sunwal (India) Project 

April 2, 2018
The project involves the construction of the 300-km-long, 400 kV Lapsiphedi (Nepal)–Sunwal (India) transmission line. The project has received a grant from Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US-based aid agency.

220 kV Polpitiya–Hambantota transmission line, Sri Lanka 

April 2, 2018
The 220 kV transmission line project is associated with the Green Power Development and Energy Efficiency Improvement Investment Program–Tranche 2 funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB).



Europe


Maritsa East−Burgas Line, Bulgaria 

March 30, 2018
The project will connect with the interconnection with Greece. It is part of the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) list. It entails the construction of a 400 kV, 151-km transmission line between Maritsa East and Burgas in Bulgaria.

500 kV Rostov NPP–Rostov Line, Russia 

March 30, 2018
The project entails the construction of a 300-km-long, 500 kV power transmission line connecting the Rostov nuclear power plant (NPP) and the Rostov substation.

Sicily (Italy)–El Haouaria (Tunisia) line, Italy–Tunisia interconnector 

March 27, 2018
The project proposes to construct a merchant transmission line between the Italian and Tunisian transmission grids with a capacity 600 MW.

Biscay Gulf France–Spain Interconnection, France–Spain 

March 27, 2018
The project entails the construction of a high voltage direct current (HVDC) voltage source converter (VSC) 370-km-long link (mainly subsea) in the Biscay Gulf, between Gatica (Basque Country, Spain) and Cubnezais (Nouvelle Aquitaine, France).



Middle East & Africa


330 kV North Core Project, Nigeria, Niger, Togo-Benin, Burkina Faso 

April 2, 2018
The 330 kV North Core Project is a 330 kV transmission line from Birnin Kebbi (Nigeria) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), passing through Zabori (Niger) and Niamey (Niger) with a T-off to Malanville (Benin).

400 kV Lamu CPP–Kitui–Nairobi East Line, Kenya [free access]

April 2, 2018
The project entails the construction of a 400 kV double-circuit line spanning 520 km for the evacuation of 900 MW-1,000 MW of power from the Lamu coal-based power plant (CPP) and 900 MW-1,000 MW of power from the coal-based power plants located at Mui Basin, Kitui.

225 kV Bolgatanga (Ghana)–Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Interconnection Project 

March 27, 2018
The project involves the construction of a 210-km-long, 225 kV overhead transmission line from Bolgatanga (Ghana) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

Cote d'Ivoire–Liberia–Sierra Leone–Guinea (CLSG) Interconnection Project 

March 27, 2018
TRANSCO-CLSG is developing the 225 kV CLSG interconnection project.