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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Orlando/St. Cloud Regional Resiliency Connection, US 

July 9, 2020
The project is expected to support the future development of renewable energy resources; enhance capacity to meet the growing energy demands in Osceola and Orange counties; and maintain a robust system for supplying and delivering energy to these regions.

New Mexico–Texas Power Transmission Project, US 

June 10, 2020
The project is part of Xcel Energy’s USD3 billion ‘Power for the Plains’—a grid enhancement initiative that aims to deliver reliable and abundant electricity to customers in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), US [free access]

June 10, 2020
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.

Ivanpah–Control Project (I-C Project), US 

May 14, 2020
According to SCE, the USD715 million project is needed to meet the transmission line safety and reliability requirements defined by the State Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).



Latin America


Engenheiro Lechuga–Equador–Boa Vista Transmission Line Project, Brazil 

July 9, 2020
The project aims to connect the Brazilian state Roraima with the country’s national electrical power grid. Presently, Roraima gets 70 per cent of its power from Venezuela’s Guri hydroelectric dam.

Xingu–Serra Pelada C1 and C2 Transmission Line Project, Brazil 

July 9, 2020
Sterlite Novo Estado Energia SA [special purpose entity (SPE) for the project] won Lot 3 during Auction No. 02/2017 hosted by energy regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) in December 2017.

Itabirito 2–Vespasiano 2 Line Project, Brazil 

June 8, 2020
The project entailed the construction of 500 kV, 82-km-long, connecting new Itabirito 2 and Vespasiano 2 substations.

Chiriqui Grande–Panama III Transmission Line, Panama 

May 12, 2020
The project will provide the national interconnected system with an unrestricted connection to power generation in the west so that it can carry energy generated in that region to the load centre in the east.



Asia Pacific


Western Victoria Transmission Network Project, Australia 

July 8, 2020
The AUD370 million Western Victoria Transmission Network Project involves major transmission network augmentations to address electricity supply interruptions in the Western Victoria region and the inability to keep up with various renewable energy (RE) projects recently completed in the area.

Transmission System for 400 kV Vikhroli receiving station and associated incoming transmission lines for strengthening of Mumbai Transmission System, India 

July 8, 2020
The project is critical to the city of Mumbai as the existing capacity of the transmission corridor is not sufficient to carry more power into the city.

Kaligandaki Transmission Corridor Project, Nepal 

June 10, 2020
The Kaligandaki Transmission Corridor project is a sub-part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power Expansion Project, which aims to evacuate power from the hydroelectric projects (HEPs) at the Kaligandaki river basin.

1,000 kV Mengxi–Jinzhong UHV AC Project, China 

June 10, 2020
The 1,000 kV Mengxi–Jinzhong ultra-high voltage (UHV) alternating current (AC) project is a key project under the country’s ‘Thirteenth Five-Year Plan, 2016-20’ and is currently under construction.



Europe


Cirkovce −Heviz/Zerjavinec link, Slovenia−Hungary/Croatia interconnection 

July 9, 2020
The project will connect the existing Cirkovce substation in Slovenia to one circuit of the existing Heviz (Hungary)–Zerjavinec (Croatia) double-circuit, 400 kV overhead line (OHL) by installing a new 80-km, double-circuit, 400 kV OHL in Slovenia.

SuedOstLink, Germany 

June 8, 2020
The project has been designed to integrate new wind generation projects in the control area of 50Hertz, especially in Mecklenburg–Vorpommern, Brandenburg and Sachsen–Anhalt, and transmit the energy to central/south Europe for consumption and storage.

Harmony Link, Poland–Lithuania 

June 8, 2020
The undersea link is directly linked to the political roadmap for synchronising the Baltic States’ electricity grid with Continental Europe, which will take place via Poland with the existing alternating current (AC) link (between Lithuania and Poland) and Harmony Link, as decided in a political agreement signed on June 28, 2018 by the Baltic States, Poland and the European Commission (EC).

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Grid Connection, UK 

May 6, 2020
The proposed 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm will consist of 54 turbines, and will be located in the North Sea, approximately 15 km off the coast of Fife in south-east Scotland.



Middle East & Africa


330 kV North Core Project, Nigeria, Niger, Togo-Benin, Burkina Faso [free access]

July 13, 2020
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).

220 kV (400 kV) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)–Uganda Interconnection 

June 10, 2020
The cross-border project aims to link north-eastern DRC, which is isolated from the national grid.

Guinea–Mali Interconnection Project 

June 10, 2020
The project involves the construction of a 714-km-long, 225 kV transmission line between Guinea and Mali, of which 590 km is in Guinea and 124 km in Mali.

EuroAfrica Interconnector Project, Egypt–Cyprus–Greece 

May 14, 2020
The project aims to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece through a subsea direct current (DC) cable and high voltage direct current (HVDC) onshore converter stations.