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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Hayes–West Fremont Line, US 

June 4, 2018
The project was proposed as part of FirstEnergy’s USD4.2 billion ‘Energizing the Future’ initiative, to enhance service reliability for Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison customers across northern Ohio.

Bailey–New Amherst–Lamb Line, US 

June 4, 2018
The USD50 million line is part of a larger project, known as Power for the Plains, to enhance the power grid across Xcel Energy’s service areas in New Mexico and Texas.

Riverton–Sand Lake Line, US 

June 4, 2018
The project has been proposed to address load growth associated with oil and gas production, transportation, mid-stream processing and associated support activities in the Permian Basin located in West Texas.

Western Spirit Transmission Line, US 

June 4, 2018
The Western Spirit Transmission Line is a 140-mile (225.4 km), 345 kV transmission line proposed to collect renewable power from the wind-rich central New Mexico and deliver approximately 1,000 MW of power to the existing grid in New Mexico.

Latin America

Machu Picchu–Quencoro–Onocora–Tintaya Transmission Line, Peru 

June 4, 2018
The USD70 million project will help strengthen the Sistema Eléctrico Interconectado Nacional (SEIN) or the national interconnected grid in southern Peru to facilitate the transfer of additional energy from new generation projects such as the rehabilitation of the 100 MW Cavern N° 1 of the Machu Picchu hydropower plant (HPP), the 90 MW Santa Teresa HPP, the 150 MW Pucara plant and the 200 MW Quillabamba plant.

Rodeo–La Rioja Transmission Project, Argentina 

June 4, 2018
The project includes the construction of the 300-km-long, 500 kV Rodeo–La Rioja transmission line.

Río Diamante–Charlone Transmission Project, Argentina 

June 4, 2018
The USD240 million project includes the construction of the 490-km-long, 500 kV Río Diamante–Charlone transmission line connecting the Río Diamante substation in the vicinity of San Rafael, Mendoza, with a new substation in Charlone, northwest of Buenos Aires.

Transmission Line Associated with Ciclo Combinado Empalme II Project, Mexico 

June 4, 2018
The project was proposed to transport the energy generated from the Empalme II combined cycle power plant in the state of Sonora, Mexico, to the grid.

Asia Pacific

132 kV Solu Corridor Transmission Project, Nepal 

June 1, 2018
The project aims to increase the power evacuation capacity of the independent power producers (IPPs) coming up in the Solu corridor and expand the integrated Nepal power system (INPS).

500 kV Java–Bali Crossing Project, Indonesia 

May 30, 2018
The project aims to strengthen the Java–Bali power transmission grid.

220 kV Sibi–Mastung–Quetta–Loralai Transmission Line Project, Pakistan 

May 30, 2018
The project aims to provide reliable and uninterrupted power supply to Quetta Electric Supply Company’s area, and is part of the Pakistan government’s National Transmission Modernization Project-I (NTMP-I).

Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (NIETTP) 

April 30, 2018
The NIETTP aims to establish a cross-border transmission capacity of about 1,000 MW to facilitate electricity trade between India and Nepal, and to increase the supply of power in Nepal by importing at least 100 MW of electricity.


400 kV Cernavoda–Stalpu Line, Romania 

June 4, 2018
The project involves the construction of a new 160-km-long, double-circuit line between the existing substation at Cernavodă and a new 400 kV substation at Stalpu, via Gura Ialomitei.

EuroAsia Interconnector Project, Greece–Cyprus–Israel 

May 7, 2018
The project proposes to link the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and continental Greece (via Crete) through a ±400 kV or more direct current (DC) submarine cables and high voltage direct current (HVDC) onshore stations in each country/location.

Dutch−German Interconnection Project 

May 7, 2018
The Dutch−German Interconnection is a high voltage connection between Doetinchem in the Netherlands and Wesel in Germany. The 57-km-long, double-circuit 380 kV link is being jointly developed by Germany’s Amprion GmbH and Dutch-German TSO TenneT, a 50 per cent stake each.

Viking Link project, UK–Denmark 

May 7, 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

Ethiopia–Kenya Link 

April 30, 2018
The 500 kV Ethiopia–Kenya high voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission line is the first HVDC power line in East Africa and a major channel of outbound power transmission for Ethiopia.

400 kV Chimuara–Nacala Transmission Project, Mozambique 

April 30, 2018
The project involves the construction of the 367-km-long, 400 kV single-circuit line (three conductors per phase) from the Chimuara substation to the Alto Molocué substation, along with re-routing of existing lines.

Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project 

April 28, 2018
EETC and National Grid SA are developing an interconnection project that aims to connect the grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

MoZiSa Transmission Project, Mozambique–Zimbabwe–South Africa 

April 28, 2018
A new transmission interconnection to link three Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries—Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa—is being developed by EDM, ZESA and Eskom respectively.