Subscriber Login

Project Update

Current status of key electric power transmission projects

North America Latin America Asia Pacific
Europe Middle East & Africa

North America

Independence Energy Connection, US 

June 5, 2017
In June 2017, Transource Energy announced its plans to develop the Independence Energy Connection (IEC), a new overhead electric transmission project in Pennsylvania and Maryland to increase consumer access to more affordable power in the region.

Far West Texas Project, US 

June 5, 2017
The project developers under the project have proposed to develop four transmission lines to connect Odessa, Moss, Permian Basin, Mason, Pecos, Barrilla, Fort Stockton, Rio Pecos and Bakersfield in Texas.

Artificial Island Project, US 

May 3, 2017
The project was the result of the study conducted by PJM Interconnection in 2013 to meet the requirements of nuclear plants located on Artificial Island in southern New Jersey.

Northern Pass Project, US 

May 3, 2017
The merchant transmission project aims to deliver 1,000 MW of hydroelectric power from Québec to northern New England.

Latin America

Aguaytía–Pucallpa Line, Peru 

June 5, 2017
The contract includes the design, financing, building, operation and maintenance of the 132-km, 80 MVA Aguaytía–Pucallpa line. The project aims to strengthen the supply capacity of the Pucallpa substation and meet the rising demand in the region.

Istmo de Tehuantepec–Valle de México Transmission Project, Mexico 

June 5, 2017
The project has been planned in the eastern control region of the Sistema Eléctrico Nacional (SEN) or national electricity system, to incorporate 15,280 MW of generating capacity planned for the next 15 years (mostly from renewables).

Melo–Tacuarembó Transmission Line, Uruguay 

May 3, 2017
The federal power company of Uruguay, Administración Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), awarded Terna the project to construct the Tacuarembó–Melo transmission line in September 2016.

Nueva Diego de Almagro Project, Chile [free access]

May 3, 2017
The scope of the project includes the construction of the Nueva Diego de Almagro sectioning substation; extension of the Cumbres substation; construction of a new, 52-km, 2x220 kV line from the Nueva Diego de Almagro substation to the Cumbres substation; and sectioning of the 1x220 kV Diego Almagro–Carrera Pinto and 2x220 kV Cardones–Diego de Almagro lines at the Nueva Diego de Almagro sectioning substation.

Asia Pacific

SASEC Power Expansion Project, Nepal 

June 5, 2017
The project has been proposed to increase electricity access, reduce power shortages and increase power export to India by strengthening grid transmission capacity in the country.

±800 kV Raigarh–Pugalur HVDC Transmission Line, India 

June 5, 2017
The project entails the construction of a ±800 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) corridor to evacuate power from the thermal power-rich western states and transmit it to the power-starved southern states of India.

Additional 400 kV Feed to Goa and Additional System for Power Evacuation from Generation Projects pooled at Raigarh (Tamnar) Pool project 

May 6, 2017
The Goa project involves the construction of a line-in-line-out (LILO) of one circuit of the 400 kV Narendra (existing)–Narendra (new) double-circuit quad line at Xeldem; the 400 kV Xeldem–Mapusa double-circuit quad line; and a 2x500 MVA, 400/220 kV substation at Xeldem.

North Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme (NERSS)-VI Project 

May 6, 2017
The project entails the establishment of the 400/220 kV, 2x500 MVA New Kohima substation and the 400 kV Imphal–New Kohima and New Kohima–New Mariani lines in the states of Nagaland and Manipur at an estimated cost of INR6.53 billion.


400 kV Dobrudja–Burgas Transmission Line, Bulgaria 

June 5, 2017
The project involves the construction of a new 140-km, 400 kV, 1,500 MW transmission line between Dobrudja in northeastern Bulgaria and Burgas on the southern coast of the Black Sea.

Moorside NPP Link, UK 

June 5, 2017
The Moorside nuclear power plant (NPP) link project comprises a 164-km-long line to connect the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria to the national electricity network.

EuroAsia Interconnector Project, Greece–Cyprus–Israel 

May 3, 2017
The project proposes to link the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and continental Greece (via Crete) through 500 kV submarine direct current (DC) cables and high voltage direct current (HVDC) onshore stations in each country/location.

NORD.LINK, Germany–Norway 

May 2, 2017
The project is being implemented by Norway’s state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Statnett and Germany’s DC Nordseekabel GmbH & Company KG, which is owned by Germany’s TSO TenneT and KfW Development Bank.

Middle East & Africa

Ethiopia–Kenya Link 

June 5, 2017
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.

Cote d'Ivoire–Liberia–Sierra Leone–Guinea (CLSG) Interconnection Project 

May 4, 2017
The CLSG project entails the construction of 225 kV lines spanning 1,349 km across the four countries.

MoZiSa Transmission Project, Mozambique–Zimbabwe–South Africa 

April 3, 2017
A new transmission interconnection to link three Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries—Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa—is being planned for implementation.

Mombasa–Nairobi Transmission Project, Kenya 

March 1, 2017
The project entails the construction of 400 kV and 220 kV lines from Mombasa to Nairobi.