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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

Lower Bois D’Arc Pump Station Transmission Line, US 

September 1, 2017
The project includes the construction of a 138 kV single-circuit transmission line on steel and/or concrete single-pole structures, connecting the proposed Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir (LBCR) pump station substation [to be built by Fannin County Electric Cooperative (FCEC)] to the proposed LBCR pump station switch, to be located at one of three alternative tap points along Oncor Electric's existing 138 kV Valley–Paris switching station in Fannin County in Texas.

East-West Tie (EWT) Line Project, Canada [free access]

September 1, 2017
The East–West Tie Project (EWT) is an initiative by the provincial government of Ontario to support the development of renewable energy in northwest Ontario and maintain system reliability in the region.

Nogales Interconnection Project, US-Mexico 

August 21, 2017
Under the project, a 300 MW merchant transmission line will be built. The line will allow power exchange, increase the reliability of electricity supply and act as an additional power source for the US border city of Nogales, Arizona.

Energize Eastside Project, US 

August 21, 2017
nder the project, PSE is proposing to construct and operate a new 230/115 kV transformer, and an 18-mile (29-km), 230 kV line from existing substations in Renton to Redmond.

Latin America

Yacyretá–Ayolas–Villa Hayes Line Project, Paraguay 

August 21, 2017
The project entails the construction of a 360-km, 500 kV transmission line that will connect the Yacyreta hydroelectric dam on the Argentine–Paraguayan border with the Villa Hayes substation in Presidente Hayes Department, a key load centre, in Paraguay.

Cruce Chiloé Transmission Project, Chile 

August 18, 2017
The project entails the construction of a 5-km 220 kV line to be connected to the STS-operated 220 kV Puerto Montt–Chiloé link, which connects the mainland with the island of Chiloé.

Construction and Interconnection of Buey Rodeo Substation Project, Paraguay 

August 18, 2017
The proposed project is part of ANDE’s plan to improve the electricity transmission and distribution system in Paraguay’s Metropolitan region.

Montalvo–Los Héroes Transmission Line, Peru 

August 1, 2017
Transmisora Electrica del Sur 3, which won the project concession in September 2016, is developing the project to reinforce supply to the southern city of Tacna.

Asia Pacific

Butwal (Nepal)–Gorakhpur (India) Interconnector 

August 28, 2017
The project involves the construction of the 400 kV cross-border Butwal–Gorakhpur transmission link between India and Nepal as part of the India-Nepal Agreement on Electric Power Trade, Cross-Border Transmission Interconnection and Grid Connectivity signed between the two countries in September 2014.

Visayas–Mindanao Grid Connection Project (VMIP), Philippines 

August 28, 2017
The project entails implementation of the Visayas–Mindanao grid connection project to help establish a unified electricity market in the Philippines.

Koshi Corridor 220 kV Transmission Line Project, Nepal 

August 11, 2017
The project aims to evacuate power from hydropower projects proposed to be developed in Koshi and Mechi zones over the next 15 years.

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

July 31, 2017
The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


North-South Interconnector [Formerly Meath (Ireland)–Tyrone (Northern Ireland) Interconnector] 

September 1, 2017
The North-South Interconnector (NSI) project is proposed to increase transfer capacity between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and thus improve security of supply and facilitate the development of a single electricity market across the island.

Ekhyddan–Nybro–Hemsjö Transmission Line, Sweden 

September 1, 2017
The project involves the construction of two new single-circuit, 400 kV overhead transmission lines, one between Ekhyddan and Nybro and the other between Nybro and Hemsjö.

Montenegro–Italy Subsea Link Project 

August 11, 2017
The over 400-km-long subsea link will connect Abruzzo in Italy and Tivat in Montenegro. The 1,000 MW cable will enable Italy to import power from Montenegro and help integrate the power grids of southeastern Europe and the European Union (EU).

Celtic Interconnector Project, Ireland–France 

August 2, 2017
The 700 MW Celtic interconnector project, based on high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology, will connect the south coast of Ireland with the northwest coast of France.

Middle East & Africa

Northwest Grid Project, Tanzania 

August 21, 2017
The project entails the construction of a 1,148-km-long, 400 kV line proposed to link Mbeya, Sumbawanga, Mpanda, Kigoma and Nyakanazi regions.

220 kV Atbara–Abu Hamad Transmission Line Project, Sudan 

August 21, 2017
Situated in the River Nile state of Sudan, the 220 kV Atbara–Abu Hamad transmission line project is managed by a joint working group formed by Qatar’s Ministry of Finance, Hassad Food Company and Kahramaa; and Sudan’s Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity and SETCO.

Uganda–Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Interconnection 

August 21, 2017
UETCL and SNEL will be developing the cross-border project to link north-eastern DRC, which is isolated from the national grid.

Egypt–Saudi Arabia Grid Interconnection Project 

July 31, 2017
EETC and National Grid SA are developing an interconnection project that aims to connect the grids of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The project entails the construction of a ±500 kV multi-terminal high voltage direct current (HVDC) link from Badr in Egypt to El-Madinah El Munawara via Tabuk in Saudi Arabia.