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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Ivanpah–Control Project (I-C Project), US 

May 14, 2020
According to SCE, the USD715 million project is needed to meet the transmission line safety and reliability requirements defined by the State Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

Barrie Area Transmission Upgrade Project, Canada [free access]

May 14, 2020
Hydro One states that the proposed facilities are needed to accommodate load growth in the Barrie and Innisfil areas.

Empire State Line Project, US 

April 7, 2020
In October 2017, New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) Board of Directors selected the Empire State Line Proposal 1 submitted by NextEra Energy to increase access to hydroelectricity and Canadian imports, and address new transmission needs in western New York.

500 kV Area Dynamic Reactive Power Project, US 

April 7, 2020
In March 2020, LS Power Grid California, LLC, was selected by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to finance, construct, own, operate and maintain the Round Mountain 500 kV Area Dynamic Reactive Power Support Project.



Latin America


Chiriqui Grande–Panama III Transmission Line, Panama 

May 12, 2020
The project will provide the national interconnected system with an unrestricted connection to power generation in the west so that it can carry energy generated in that region to the load centre in the east.

Ecuador–Peru Interconnection Project 

April 6, 2020
The 500 kV project is part of the Andean interconnection initiative, known as the Sistema de Interconexión Eléctrica Andina (SINEA).

Pariñas–Nueva Tumbes Transmission Line, Peru 

April 6, 2020
The 220 kV, 158-km-long Pariñas–Nueva Tumbes line will reinforce electrical dispatch to the northern zone of the Tumbes region.

Nueva Tingo María–Aguaytía Transmission Line, Peru 

April 6, 2020
The project aims to improve the reliability of supply to the Aguaytía and Pucallpa areas.



Asia Pacific


Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project, Nepal 

May 14, 2020
The project is expected to improve the reliability and quality of electricity supply in Kathmandu Valley by reducing distribution system overloads, and technical and commercial losses.

Western Region Strengthening Scheme XXI (WRSS-XXI) (Part-B), India 

April 6, 2020
The project aims to help relieve overloading observed in the Gujarat intra-state system due to renewable energy (RE) injections in the Bhuj pooling station (PS).

Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program–Tranche 5, Afghanistan 

April 6, 2020
The Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program–Tranche 5 is part of the larger multi-tranche ADB-funded Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, which aims to strengthen the national grid of Afghanistan and extend it into the eastern provinces to ensure reliable power supply to about 4 per cent of the Afghan population.

Additional Inter-Regional Alternating Current Link for Import into Southern Region, India 

March 9, 2020
The project, also known as the Warora–Warangal and Chilakaluripeta–Hyderabad–Kurnool 765 kV Link, entails creation of a power transmission link to import electricity from India’s southern region to meet the power demand in northern India.



Europe


Finland North−Sweden North Interconnector Project 

May 6, 2020
The project, which is the third alternating current (AC) connection between the two countries, involves the construction of a new 200-km-long new transmission line from Pyhänselkä in Muhos via Keminmaa on the Finnish side to Messaure (Sweden).

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Grid Connection, UK 

May 6, 2020
The proposed 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm will consist of 54 turbines, and will be located in the North Sea, approximately 15 km off the coast of Fife in south-east Scotland.

NorthConnect Interconnector Project, Norway–UK 

April 6, 2020
The proposed 500 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) subsea interconnector between Peterhead in Scotland and Simadalen in Norway aims to integrate the hydro-based Norwegian system with the thermal/nuclear/wind-based UK system.

Renewable Energy Integration Project (REIP), Turkey 

April 4, 2020
The project seeks to facilitate the development and reinforcement of transmission infrastructure to support the integration of wind power plants into the power grid, implementation of smart-grid investments to improve operations and management, and installation of submarine power cables to interconnect wind energy locations with other areas in the country.



Middle East & Africa


EuroAfrica Interconnector Project, Egypt–Cyprus–Greece 

May 14, 2020
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.

Ethiopia–Kenya Link 

April 8, 2020
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.

Cameroon–Chad Transmission Interconnection Project 

April 8, 2020
The project involves the construction of 1,024-km-long, high voltage lines between Ngaoundéré, Maroua, in Cameroon, and N’Djamena in Chad, along with associated substations and distribution networks for rural electrification along the lines.

Temane Transmission Project (TTP), Mozambique 

March 10, 2020
The Temane Transmission Project (TTP) of the Temane Regional Electricity Project (TREP) aims to enhance the transmission capacity for domestic and regional markets, and increase generation capacity via private sector participation.