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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Western Spirit Transmission Project, US 

May 29, 2019
The Western Spirit Transmission Line project has been initiated to facilitate the development of new, low-cost wind generation that could not otherwise be built due to lack of transmission infrastructure in New Mexico.

Transmission Network Associated with Vineyard Wind’s Offshore Project, US 

May 29, 2019
The project will transfer power from Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 MW wind farm project planned for waters off Martha’s Vineyard to the Massachusetts’ power grid.

Sand Lake–Solstice Transmission Line Project, US 

May 8, 2019
The project entails the construction of a 345 kV transmission line connecting Oncor’s Sand Lake switching station, located northeast of the city of Pecos, to AEP Texas’ existing Solstice switching station, located along Interstate Highway 10 within Pecos County.

Terrebonne to Bayou Vista Reliability Project, US 

May 8, 2019
Under the project, a new 36-mile (57.96-km), 230 kV transmission line has been constructed to strengthen service reliability for customers across southeast Louisiana, with an investment of USD139 million.

Latin America

Chiriqui Grande–Panama III Transmission Line, Panama [free access]

May 29, 2019
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.

Garanhuns II–Arcoverde II Iine, Caetés II–Arcoverde II Line and Associated Network Project, Brazil 

May 28, 2019
The project was awarded to the developer during auction number 05/2016 as Lot 15, held by Brazil’s energy regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) in April 2017.

Jauru-Cuiabá 2 Transmission Project, Brazil 

May 28, 2019
The project was awarded to the developer as Lot G during Auction 005/2015 of the Brazilian national electricity agency Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL) held on November 18, 2015.

500 kV Parnaíba III-Acaraú III C1 line and Associated Transmission Network Project, Brazil 

May 28, 2019
The project was awarded as Lot A of Auction No. 013/2015 hosted by energy regulator Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL) in April 2016.

Asia Pacific

Koshi Corridor 220 kV Transmission Line Project, Nepal 

May 30, 2019
The project aims to evacuate power from hydropower projects proposed to be developed in Koshi and Mechi zones over the next 15 years.

Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan (TAP) Power Interconnection Project 

May 30, 2019
The 500 kV Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan (TAP) power interconnection project is one of the most important regional energy projects and will enable power trade among the three countries.

220 kV Trishuli–Kathmandu Transmission Line, Nepal 

May 29, 2019
The line is being developed to evacuate electricity from the Upper Trishuli 3A hydroelectric project.

220 kV/400 kV Tamakoshi (Khimti)–Kathmandu Transmission Line Project, Nepal 

April 30, 2019
The project aims to increase the power evacuation capacity of the generating power stations coming up in the Khimti (Tamakoshi)–Kathmandu area.


Celtic Interconnector Project, Ireland–France 

May 29, 2019
The 700 MW project aims to increase electricity trade within Europe by connecting connect the north coast of Brittany (in France) to the south coast of Ireland.

Kilingi-Nõmme −Riga CHP-2 Project, Estonia–Latvia 

May 29, 2019
The third Estonia–Latvia link aims to increase the security of supply and develop the electricity market in the Baltic region.

Sicily (Italy)–Cap Bon peninsula (Tunisia) Line 

May 29, 2019
The project proposes to construct a merchant transmission line between the Italian and Tunisian transmission grids with a capacity 600 MW.

Crete-Mainland Interconnection Project, Greece 

May 29, 2019
The interconnector project is being developed to connect Crete’s isolated systems to support the integration of future renewable energy sources (RES).

Middle East & Africa

220 kV/400 kV Olkaria–Lessos–Kisumu Transmission Line Project, Kenya 

May 29, 2019
The project is being implemented to connect the geothermal power plants in Olkaria to Kenya’s western region.

220 kV Kawanda–Masaka Line Project, Uganda 

May 29, 2019
The line will evacuate power from the Bujagali and other proposed hydro power stations located on the Nile River to the central and western parts of the country and serve as a high voltage backbone to the proposed regional grid interconnection projects with Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

500 kV Egypt–Sudan Interconnection Project 

May 29, 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.

220 kV Kyaka–Nyakanazi Transmission Line Project, Tanzania 

May 29, 2019
The project aims to stabilise power in the Bukoba, and north and west regions of Tanzania.