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Current status of key electric power transmission projects


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North America


Abernathy–Wadsworth Transmission Line Project, US 

March 12, 2019
This is amongst the several transmission line projects proposed to move a portion of the LP&L electric system from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid (an interstate transmission grid) to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.

Fundy Isles Transmission Line Project, Canada 

March 12, 2019
The project has been proposed to replace the existing submarine transmission cables in the Passamaquoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy.

Abernathy to North to North Loop Transmission Line Project, US 

March 12, 2019
This project is amongst the several transmission line projects proposed to move a portion of the LP&L electric system from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid (an interstate transmission grid) to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid.

Bitter Root Transmission Line Project, US 

January 30, 2019
The Bitter Root project entails the construction of a 10.42-mile (16.8-km), 345 kV overhead transmission line connecting the 152 MW Bitter Root wind farm in Yellow Medicine County to the point of interconnection (POI) to be located at the planned 34.5/ 345 kV Astoria substation in Deuel County, South Dakota.



Latin America


132 kV Transmission Project in Northern Region, Argentina 

March 12, 2019
In February 2019, the Administración Provincial de Energía de La Pampa (APE) or Provincial Administration of Energy of La Pampa, Argentina, proposed the project in the northern region of the province to deal with the region’s power surplus issues.

El Rio Substation and Associated Transmission Lines Project, Colombia 

March 12, 2019
The project is part of Plan de Expansión de Referencia Generación Transmisión 2015-29 or Generation and Transmission Expansion Plan 2015-29 of Colombia’s mining and energy planning unit, Unidad de Planeación Minero Energética (UPME).

Coelho Neto–Chapadinha Line and Associated Transmission Network Project, Brazil 

February 4, 2019
The project forms Lot 11 of the Auction No.05/20126, hosted by Brazil’s energy regulator, Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (ANEEL), in April 2017.

Banadia–Alcaravan–San Antonio Transmission Lines and Associated Network Project, Colombia 

February 4, 2019
Recently, Colombia’s mining and energy planning unit, Unidad de Planeacion Minero Energetica (UPME), published the preliminary bidding documents for the selection of an investor and an auditor for the design, acquisition of supplies, and construction, operation and maintenance of the project.



Asia Pacific


Transmission System Associated with IPPs of Nagapattinam/Cuddalore Area- Package A 

March 4, 2019
The project aims to evacuate power from various generating stations being developed by independent power producers (IPPs) in the Nagapattinam/Cuddalore area.

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

March 4, 2019
The transmission project aims to facilitate the trade of 1,300 MW of electricity among four countries—Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan (TAP) Power Interconnection project [free access]

March 4, 2019
The 500 kV Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan (TAP) power interconnection project is one of the most important regional energy projects and will enable power trade among the three countries.

Chilime–Trishuli 3B 220 kV Transmission Line Project, Nepal 

February 4, 2019
The objective of this project is to increase the capacity of the system to evacuate power from the independent power producer (IPP) plants coming up in the Trishuli River basin in Nepal.



Europe


Avonmouth−Bridgwater Link, UK 

March 12, 2019
National Grid has proposed executing an upgrade of the power network associated with Electricite de France’s (EDF) Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, UK.

Nemo Link Interconnector Project, UK-Belgium 

March 12, 2019
Nemo Link Interconnector or Project Nemo is the third interconnector to link UK’s grid with the rest of Europe.

NorthConnect Interconnector Project, Norway–UK 

January 30, 2019
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.

Ultranet Project, Germany 

January 30, 2019
The Ultranet line aims to transport wind power generated in the country’s North Rhine-Westphalia state to the high-demand state of Baden-Wurttemberg, via the states of Rhineland-Pfalz and Hessen.



Middle East & Africa


Kenya–Tanzania Power Interconnection Project 

March 4, 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.

500 kV Egypt–Sudan Interconnection Project 

March 4, 2019
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.

Addis Ababa Transmission and Distribution System Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project, Ethiopia 

February 4, 2019
The Addis Ababa Transmission and Distribution System Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project (AATDRUP) entails the rehabilitation and upgrade of the transmission and distribution networks in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

OMVG Energy Project, Gambia/Guinea/Guinea Bissau/Senegal 

January 7, 2019
Projet Energie de l'OMVG or OMVG Energy Project entails the construction of a 225 kV interconnection network linking Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, along with high tension (HV)/medium tension (MV) substations.