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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


North America Latin America Asia Pacific
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North America


Great Northern Transmission Line, US 

August 14, 2019
The project will deliver clean hydropower generated by Manitoba Hydro to Minnesota.

Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project, Canada [free access]

August 14, 2019
It was launched in 2015 to connect remote communities to the grid with around 1,800 km of transmission lines, and aimed to reduce the dependency of First Nations communities on diesel to meet their power requirements.

345 kV Transmission Network Associated with Burke Wind Project, US 

July 3, 2019
The project has been proposed to connect NextEra Energy Resources LLC's Burke Wind Project with the grid.

Western Region Economic Project, US 

July 3, 2019
The project calls for the construction of a new transmission line and upgrades in existing lines and facilities.



Latin America


Panamá III–Sabanitas (Colón) Transmission Line, Panama 

August 12, 2019
The project will facilitate the evacuation of future generation from the province of Colón, which will also provide an alternative corridor of supply to the province of Panama.

500 kV Margen Derecha–Minga Guazú and Associated Transmission Projects, Paraguay 

August 12, 2019
The project aims to back Paraguay in fully evacuating its 50 per cent share in the Itaipu hydro project.

Baja California Sur–Sistema Interconectado Nacional (SIN) Interconnection Project, Mexico 

July 2, 2019
The project was announced in July 2017 by the Mexican state-owned energy firm Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) as a direct current (DC) underwater transmission line project to connect Isolated Electrical System of Baja California Sur with Sistema Interconectado Nacional (SIN)—the national interconnected system.

El Inga–Tisaleo Project, Ecuador 

July 2, 2019
The project aims to transport clean energy from the Coca Codo Sinclair and Sopladora hydroelectric plants to large consumption centres in the country.



Asia Pacific


Australia–Singapore Power Link 

August 20, 2019
The project is one of the world's largest solar energy farm to power Singapore from the Australian desert.

1,100 kV Changji–Guquan UHV DC Project, China 

August 19, 2019
The project involved construction of a 1,100 kV ultra high voltage direct current (UHV DC) line spanning 3,284 km, linking Changji in the Xinjiang region in the northwest and Guquan in Anhui province in eastern China.

1,000 kV Xiongan–Shijiazhuang UHV Project, China 

July 2, 2019
The 1,000 kV ultra-high voltage (UHV) Xiongan–Shijiazhuang transmission line in China's Hebei Province was operationalised in July 2019.

Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (NIETTP) 

July 1, 2019
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.



Europe


MONITA Project, Italy–Montenegro 

August 19, 2019
The 500 MW MONITA (MONtenegro–ITAly) power interconnection project aims to link the power grids between the Balkan peninsula and Italy, help to secure the energy supplies of European countries and integrate their electrical systems, while providing significant, additional power export capabilities.

Viking Link Project, UK–Denmark 

August 19, 2019
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.

COBRAcable, Netherlands–Denmark 

August 19, 2019
The 700 MW Copenhagen–Brussels–Amsterdam (COBRA) cable between the Netherlands and Denmark comprises of a new subsea ±320 kV DC interconnector based on voltage source converter (VSC) technology.

Aquind Interconnection Project, UK–France 

July 2, 2019
The high voltage direct current (HVDC) power link, which will run both undersea and underground, will connect northern France’s nuclear-powered electricity grid to southern England.



Middle East & Africa


Nigeria–Benin–Togo–Ghana–Côte D’Ivoire Median Transmission Backbone (MTB) 

August 19, 2019
The proposed West African Power Pool (WAPP)Median Transmission Backbone (MTB) project aims to increase the reliability and stability of power exchanges among the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) coastal Member States — Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Kenya–Tanzania Power Interconnection Project 

August 19, 2019
The power grid developers of Kenya and Tanzania, KETRACO and TANESCO, respectively, are planning to construct a high voltage cross-border line to link the power grids of the two countries.

Ethiopia–Kenya Link 

July 2, 2019
The 500 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) line aims to link the power grids of Ethiopia and Kenya, create power-sharing between the two countries, reduce energy costs, and promote sustainable and renewable power generation.

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.