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Current status of key electric power transmission projects

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North America

TransWest Express (TWE) Project, US 

October 3, 2017
The project includes the construction of a 730-mile (1,175-km), ±600 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) overhead double-circuit transmission line, which will deliver renewable energy from wind energy projects near Rawlins in Wyoming to Colorado, Utah and Nevada.

Maritime Link Project, Canada 

October 3, 2017
Maritime Link aims to create a connection from the island of Newfoundland to the North American power grid.

R-Plan Transmission Line, US 

September 29, 2017
The proposed USD380 million R-Plan project is included in the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) Integrated Transmission Plan (ITP10), and is divided into two segments.

Mark Twain Transmission Project, US 

September 29, 2017
The project is one of the Multi-Value Projects (MVPs) of Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) approved in 2011, and is labelled as the MVP 8 project.

Latin America

Mantaro–Carapongo Transmission Project, Peru 

October 3, 2017
The project will reinforce the transmission system in the central region of the country (Huancavelica and Junín), as well as enable the evacuation of surplus generation from the Mantaro zone to Lima.

Nueva Yanango–Nueva Huanuco Transmission Project, Peru 

October 3, 2017
The project will increase the reliability of the power supply to the Huánuco and Paragsha (Cerro de Pasco) regions, as well as to the Huaricashas and Vizcarra substations.

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.

Asia Pacific

±800 kV Raigarh–Pugalur HVDC Transmission Line, India 

October 3, 2017
he 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. The project is estimated to cost INR268.2 billion.

Capacity Upgrade (500 MW) of Existing Bangladesh (Bheramara)–India (Baharampur) Grid Interconnection 

October 3, 2017
The project will enable the transfer of an additional 500 MW of power from India to Bangladesh through a capacity upgrade of the existing Bangladesh (Bheramara)–India (Baharampur) grid interconnection.

Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme XXI (ERSS-XXI) [free access]

October 3, 2017
The INR13.21 billion project involves the establishment of three new 400 kV substations and associated 400 kV transmission lines in Bihar.

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.


Nemo Link Interconnector Project, UK-Belgium 

October 3, 2017
Nemo Link Interconnector or Project Nemo is the third interconnector to link UK’s grid with the rest of Europe.

Viking Link project, UK–Denmark 

October 3, 2017
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.

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.

Middle East & Africa

Loiyangalani–Suswa Line Project, Kenya 

October 3, 2017
The project involves construction of the 428-km-long, 400 kV power line running from Loiyangalani to Suswa in Kenya.

Mozambique–Malawi Grid Interconnection Project 

October 3, 2017
The project includes construction of the 218-km-long, 400 kV transmission line connecting the Matambo substation in the western Mozambican province of Tete and the Phombeya substation in Malawi.

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.