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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Bitter Root Transmission Line Project, US 

January 30, 2019
The Bitter Root project entails the construction of a 10.42-mile (16.8-km), 345 kV overhead transmission line connecting the 152 MW Bitter Root wind farm in Yellow Medicine County to the point of interconnection (POI) to be located at the planned 34.5/ 345 kV Astoria substation in Deuel County, South Dakota.

Transmission Line Associated with Dakota Range Wind III Project, US 

January 30, 2019
The project has been proposed to connect the 151 MW Dakota Range Wind III farm in South Dakota to the grid. It entails the construction of an 8-mile (12.9-km), 345 kV overhead line in Grant County, connecting the wind farm to a switching station in Mazeppa Township (for connection with the 345 kV Big Stone South–Ellendale line), and a 34.5 kV/345 kV collection substation.

Wadsworth–New Oliver–Farmland (WNF) Transmission Line and Southeast–New Oliver–Oliver (SNO) Transmission Line Project, US 

January 3, 2019
This is amongst the several transmission line projects proposed to move a portion of the LP&L electric system from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid (an interstate transmission grid) to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.

AC Public Policy Transmission Project, US 

December 27, 2018
The project involves two 345 kV transmission line projects (segment A and segment B) entailing an investment of between USD1.1 billion and USD1.2 billion.



Latin America


Coelho Neto–Chapadinha Line and Associated Transmission Network Project, Brazil 

February 4, 2019
The project forms Lot 11 of the Auction No.05/20126, hosted by Brazil’s energy regulator, Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), in April 2017.

Banadia–Alcaravan–San Antonio Transmission Lines and Associated Network Project, Colombia 

February 4, 2019
Recently, Colombia’s mining and energy planning unit, Unidad de Planeacion Minero Energetica (UPME), published the preliminary bidding documents for the selection of an investor and an auditor for the design, acquisition of supplies, and construction, operation and maintenance of the project.

Capivari do Sul–Gravatai C1–Viamao 3 Lines and Associated Network Project, Brazil 

February 4, 2019
The project forms Lot 13 of the Auction No. 04/2018, hosted by Brazil’s energy regulator, Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), in December 2018.

Ibicoara–Pocoes III Transmission Line and Associated Network Project, Brazil 

February 4, 2019
The project forms Lot M of Auction No. 013/2015, hosted by Brazil’s energy regulator, Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), in April 2016.



Asia Pacific


Chilime–Trishuli 3B 220 kV Transmission Line Project, Nepal 

February 4, 2019
The objective of this project is to increase the capacity of the system to evacuate power from the independent power producer (IPP) plants coming up in the Trishuli River basin in Nepal.

Additional 400 kV Feed to Goa and Additional System for Power Evacuation from Generation Projects pooled at Raigarh (Tamnar) Pool Project, India 

February 4, 2019
The Goa project involves the construction of a line-in-line-out (LILO) of one circuit of the 400 kV Narendra (existing)–Narendra (new) double-circuit quad line at Xeldem; the 400 kV Xeldem–Mapusa double-circuit quad line; and a 2x500 MVA, 400/220 kV substation at Xeldem.

Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme XXI (ERSS-XXI), India 

February 4, 2019
The INR13.21 billion project involves the establishment of three new 400 kV substations and associated 400 kV transmission lines in the state of Bihar.

220 kV Srinagar–Leh Transmission Line Project, India 

February 4, 2019
The project will provide grid connectivity and reliable power supply to the Ladakh region.



Europe


Ultranet Project, Germany 

January 30, 2019
The Ultranet line aims to transport wind power generated in the country’s North Rhine-Westphalia state to the high-demand state of Baden-Wurttemberg, via the states of Rhineland-Pfalz and Hessen.

NorthConnect Interconnector Project, Norway–UK 

January 30, 2019
The proposed 500 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea interconnector between Peterhead in Scotland and Simadalen in Norway aims to integrate the hydro-based Norwegian system with the thermal/nuclear/wind-based UK system.

MONITA Project, Italy–Montenegro [free access]

January 2, 2019
The project will link the Cepagatti converter station in Pescara (Italy) to the Kotor converter station near Budva (Montenegro) via two 500 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) cables.

Viking Link Project, UK–Denmark 

November 30, 2018
The Viking Link project, with an expected transfer capacity of 1,400 MW, will connect a substation at Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, UK, to the Revsing substation in Denmark.



Middle East & Africa


Addis Ababa Transmission and Distribution System Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project, Ethiopia 

February 4, 2019
The Addis Ababa Transmission and Distribution System Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project (AATDRUP) entails the rehabilitation and upgrade of the transmission and distribution networks in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

OMVG Energy Project, Gambia/Guinea/Guinea Bissau/Senegal 

January 7, 2019
Projet Energie de l'OMVG or OMVG Energy Project entails the construction of a 225 kV interconnection network linking Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, along with high tension (HV)/medium tension (MV) substations.

500 kV Egypt–Sudan Interconnection Project 

January 7, 2019
The project, to be implemented in two phases, aims to facilitate power trade between Egypt and Sudan and also promote stability of the two power systems.

Namaqualand Strengthening Phase 2: Juno Gromis Project, South Africa 

January 7, 2019
The project aims at strengthening the power network in the Northern Cape Province, integrating renewable energy sources and facilitating cross-border transmission.