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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Moses–Adirondack Smart Path Reliability Project, US 

October 9, 2019
The project has been proposed by NYPA to strengthen the New York state electric power grid, and enable connection of more renewable energy from upstate New York to the state’s power system.

Haymarket Transmission Line and Substation Project, US 

October 9, 2019
The new line is necessary to help power a data centre in Haymarket owned by an Amazon subsidiary, and to keep the system reliable.

Niagara Reinforcement Line Project, Canada 

October 9, 2019
The Niagara Reinforcement Line involved construction of a 76-km double-circuit, 230 kV transmission line, primarily along an existing Hydro One right-of-way (RoW) between the Allanburg and Middleport transformer stations.

Verde Transmission Project, US 

September 6, 2019
The project is intended to complete a critical transmission loop in the Northern New Mexico transmission system.



Latin America


Kimal–Lo Aguirre HVDC Transmission Line Project, Chile 

October 3, 2019
The project has been 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.

Vivorata–Plomer–Ezeiza/Manuel Belgrano Transmission Line and Associated Works, Argentina 

October 3, 2019
The project is included in the recently announced preliminary transmission plan by the Argentine La Secretaria de Recursos Renovables y Mercado Eléctrico or the Ministry of Renewable Resources and Electricity Market, under the government’s public-private participation (PPP) programme.

Choele Choel–Puerto Madryn Transmission Line and Associated Network Project, Argentina 

October 3, 2019
The project is included in the recently announced preliminary transmission plan by the Argentine La Secretaria de Recursos Renovables y Mercado Eléctrico or the Ministry of Renewable Resources and Electricity Market, under the government’s public-private participation (PPP) programme.

San Juan–Rodeo–La Rioja Sur Transmission Line and Associated Network Project, Argentina 

October 3, 2019
The project is included in the recently announced preliminary transmission plan by the Argentine La Secretaria de Recursos Renovables y Mercado Eléctrico or the Ministry of Renewable Resources and Electricity Market, under the government’s public-private participation (PPP) programme.



Asia Pacific


Project Energy Connect (PEC), Australia 

October 3, 2019
The project entails construction of a 916 km transmission line from Wagga Wagga in New South Wales (NSW) to Robertstown in South Australia at a cost of AUD1.73 billion.

Transmission System Associated with Rajasthan Solar Energy Zone Part-D, India 

October 3, 2019
The project involves the construction of the transmission system associated with `Long-Term Application (LTA) from Rajasthan Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) Part-D’ and is associated with the Green Energy Corridor (GEC) project, which aims to evacuate power from the renewable energy (RE) power projects in Rajasthan.

Enhancement and Strengthening of Power Transmission Network in Eastern Region Project, Bangladesh 

August 27, 2019
The project is expected to improve the reliability of electricity supply and reduce load shedding in the eastern region, covering greater Comilla, Noakhali and part of greater Chittagong.

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

August 27, 2019
The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan.



Europe


Kurzeme Ring Project, Latvia 

October 3, 2019
The Kurzeme Ring project envisaged the construction of a 330 kV overhead transmission line (OHTL) in the western part of Latvia, to assist in connecting increased capacity electricity producers and users in Kurzeme.

Orkney Power Transmission Project, UK 

October 3, 2019
The proposed 200 MW Orkney connection project aims to provide a new transmission connection between Orkney and mainland Scotland, and associated onshore infrastructure required to support renewable energy projects.

Moldova Romania Power Interconnection Phase I Project [free access]

October 3, 2019
The project aims to help Moldova in diversifying its electricity supply sources, and will considerably enhance the stability, security and reliability of its power supply —a prerequisite for the country’s economic development.

BorWin3 Offshore Interconnection Project, Germany 

September 3, 2019
The project is being implemented by the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT to enable the offshore grid connection of wind farms located in the North Sea.



Middle East & Africa


Temane Transmission Project (TTP), Mozambique 

October 3, 2019
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.

Caia–Nacala Transmission Project, Mozambique 

October 3, 2019
Also known as the Second Chimuara–Nacala Power Transmission Project, itaims to support the development of the power sector in the Northern Region of Mozambique inthe medium to long term.

Mambilla Network Connection Project, Nigeria 

October 3, 2019
The Mambilla Network Connection project aims to evacuate power from the 3.5 GW Mambilla hydro power plant (HPP) to be located in Taraba.

Mozambique–Malawi Transmission Interconnection Project 

August 27, 2019
The project includes the construction of the 218-km-long, 400 kV transmission line connecting the Matambo substation in the western Mozambican province of Tete and the Phombeya substation in Malawi.