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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


North America Latin America Asia Pacific
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North America


Sand Lake–Solstice Transmission Line Project, US 

November 26, 2018
The project has been proposed to address load growth in West Texas due to increases in production, transportation, mid-stream processing and other activities related to oil and gas in the Permian Basin.

Northwest Bulk Transmission Line Project, Canada 

November 26, 2018
The Northwest Bulk Transmission Line has been proposed to augment the capacity and maintain electricity reliability in the area west of Thunder Bay.

Bakersfield–Solstice Transmission Line Project, US 

November 26, 2018
The project has been proposed to address load growth in West Texas due to increases in production, transportation, mid-stream processing and other activities related to oil and gas in the Permian Basin.

Bay Lake Project, US 

November 5, 2018
The project was proposed to reinforce the transmission grid in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northeastern Wisconsin in order to address the generation and demand changes and the emerging reliability concerns.



Latin America


Colombia–Panama Electricity Transmission Interconnector Project 

November 30, 2018
The project was announced in 2008 and is being developed by ICP.

Kantenáh–Copainalá DC Line, Mexico 

November 30, 2018
The proposed project aims to improve power supply in the Yucatan peninsula by connecting hydroelectricity produced in Chiapas and wind power generated in Oaxaca to the national grid.

Second circuit of SIEPAC Project 

November 6, 2018
The project entails an expansion of the transmission capacity of the existing Sistema de Interconexión Eléctrica de los Países de América Central (SIEPAC) or Central American Electrical Interconnection System, through the installation of a second circuit, expansion of some substations and reinforcement of some national interconnection systems.

Second 220 kV Cartagena–Bolívar Line, Colombia 

November 6, 2018
The project was proposed to help meet the rising demand in Bolívar and address the risk associated with overloading on the existing 220 kV Cartagena–Bolívar line.



Asia Pacific


±800 kV Qinghai–Henan UHV Project, China 

November 27, 2018
The governments of China's Henan, Qinghai and Gansu provinces have signed a cooperation agreement with the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) for constructing an ultra high voltage (UHV) clean power transmission line from Qinghai to Henan.

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

November 5, 2018
The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The project is aimed at transporting surplus energy from hydroelectric power projects in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the power-deficit countries of Pakistan (1,000 MW) and Afghanistan (300 MW).

Dhaka–Chittagong Main Power Grid Strengthening Project, Bangladesh 

November 5, 2018
The project aims to enhance the power transmission capacity between Chittagong and Dhaka.

New Western Region (WR)–Northern Region (NR) 765 kV Inter-regional Corridor, India 

November 5, 2018
The 765 kV project aims to enhance the power transfer capability between the western and northern regions.



Europe


Viking Link Project, UK–Denmark 

November 30, 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.

COBRAcable, Netherlands–Denmark 

November 30, 2018
The 700 MW Copenhagen–Brussels–Amsterdam (COBRA) cable (COBRAcable) between the Netherlands and Denmark is a subsea, ±320 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector based on voltage source converter (VSC) technology.

400 kV Dobrudja–Burgas Transmission Line, Bulgaria 

November 30, 2018
The project involves the construction of an approximately 140-km-long, 400 kV, 1,500 MW transmission line between Dobrudja in northeastern Bulgaria and Burgas on the south coast of the Black Sea.

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

November 6, 2018
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.



Middle East & Africa


EuroAfrica Interconnector Project, Egypt–Cyprus–Greece 

November 27, 2018
The project aims to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece through a subsea direct current (DC) cable and high voltage direct current (HVDC) onshore converter stations.

225 kV Bolgatanga (Ghana)–Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Interconnection Project 

November 8, 2018
The project involves the construction of a 210-km-long, 225 kV overhead transmission line from Bolgatanga (Ghana) to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

Lusaka Power Transmission and Distribution Network (LPTDN) Project, Zambia 

November 8, 2018
The Lusaka Power Transmission and Distribution Network (LPTDN) project being developed by ZESCO Limited aims to reinforce and upgrade the power transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure in the Lusaka area.

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.