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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Dooms–Valley Transmission Line (#549) Rebuilding Project, US 

October 1, 2018
The USD62 million project entails the rebuilding of about 17.7 miles (28.5 km) of the existing 500 kV single-circuit transmission line between Dominion’s existing Dooms and Valley substations in Augusta County.

Ogallala–Abernathy Transmission Line Project, US 

October 1, 2018
The project is amongst the several transmission lines proposed to move a portion of LP&L’s electric system from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.

Bailey–Jones Creek Transmission Line Project, US 

October 1, 2018
The project has been proposed to address the growing electricity demand in the Freeport region in Texas.

South Fork Export Cable (SFEC), US 

October 1, 2018
The cable project has been proposed to connect the South Fork Wind Farm (SFWF), located offshore on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), with the electricity grid in the Town of East Hampton.



Latin America


Ixtepec–Yautepec Transmission Line Project, Mexico 

October 1, 2018
The USD1.2 billion project will help transfer 3,000 MW of wind power from Tehuantepec Isthmus in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, to Yautepec, Morelos.

Belo Monte Transmission Project (Line 2), Brazil 

October 1, 2018
This is the second line planned by Brazil’s energy regulator, Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), to connect the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant (HPP) to the national grid.

Chivor II–Norte Transmission Project, Colombia 

September 5, 2018
The project has been proposed to transport electricity to the centre of the country.

Nueva Chuquicamata–Calama Transmission Line, Chile 

September 5, 2018
The project involves the construction of the 220 kV Nueva Chuquicamata substation and 2x220 kV Nueva Chuquicamata–Calama line.



Asia Pacific


400 kV Mangalore–Kasaragod Line, India 

October 1, 2018
The project aims to improve the reliability of power supply in Kerala’s northern region and relieve congestion in the Tamil Nadu-Kerala corridor.

220 kV Trishuli–Kathmandu Transmission Line, Nepal 

September 4, 2018
The line is being developed to evacuate electricity from the Upper Trishuli 3A hydroelectric project.

500 kV Transmission Line for Evacuation of power from 660 MW Thar Engro Coal Power Project, Pakistan 

September 4, 2018
The project involves the construction of a 282-km-long, 500 kV double-circuit quad bundle passing from the Engro power plant to Jamshoro in Sindh province for the evacuation of power from 660 MW Thar Engro Coal Power Project (Thar-II).

Western Region Strengthening Scheme- XIX (WRSS-XIX), India [free access]

September 4, 2018
The project involves establishment of a transmission system for the Western Region Strengthening Scheme- XIX (WRSS-XIX).



Europe


Varna–Burgas Transmission Line, Bulgaria 

October 1, 2018
The project involves the construction of a 400 kV overhead line between the Varna and Burgas power substations, both located on the country’s Black Sea coast.

Crete–Mainland Interconnection Project, Greece [free access]

October 1, 2018
The Crete–Mainland interconnection project is divided into two phases— the 150 kV alternating current (AC) link between Molia (Crete) and Chania (Peloponese, mainland Greece) (2x200 MVA) (Phase I), and the bipolar direct current (DC) link (32x350 MW) between Kopakia (Crete) and Attica (Phase II).

BorWin3 Offshore Interconnection Project, Germany 

September 5, 2018
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.

Dutch−German Interconnection Project 

September 5, 2018
The Dutch−German Interconnection is a high voltage connection between Doetinchem in the Netherlands and Wesel in Germany.



Middle East & Africa


500 kV Egypt–Sudan Interconnection Project 

October 1, 2018
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.

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

September 4, 2018
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.

Loiyangalani–Suswa Line Project, Kenya 

September 4, 2018
The project involves construction of the 428-km-long, 400 kV power line running from Loiyangalani to Suswa in Kenya.

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

September 4, 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).