United Kingdom: The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has approved the UK National Grid’s Hinkley-Seabank project, which is a power grid upgrade needed for connecting the 3.2 GW Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to the grid.
USA, Ohio: FirstEnergy revealed that one of its subsidiaries is ready to energize a new 138 kV transmission line and substation later this month to improve service reliability for Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison customers in northern Ohio.
USA, Idaho: The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has approved routes for segments of the Gateway West transmission line project in southwestern Idaho, connecting previously authorized routes in southern Wyoming and eastern Idaho.
USA, New Mexico: Developers of a $2 billion transmission project that will serve as a path to get renewable energy from New Mexico and Arizona to large markets in the American Southwest are waiting for final approvals as they move toward starting construction on two massive transmission lines and other infrastructure.
USA, Illinois: Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) has commissioned the Spoon River transmission project, a 70 km long, 345 kV transmission line built between Galesburg and Peoria in Illinois.
USA, Arizona: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and Southline Transmission will jointly develop a 579 km transmission line project that will stretch between southern New Mexico and southern Arizona.
The Botswana Power Corporation launched a $495 million electricity transmission project to build a line connecting the northwest of the country, a centre of copper mining and tourism, to the national grid, reports Reuters.
SAO PAULO - Brazil’s electricity regulator Aneel approved on Tuesday transferring to Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd a power transmission project that will require investments of 3.3 billion reais ($1.01 billion).
USA, Tennessee: AEP Appalachian Power is planning a $105 million investment into a significant transmission project in Hawkins County that will help ensure continued reliable electric service to its customers in Tennessee.
USA, Pennsylvania: Transource Energy, a partnership between American Electric Power and Great Plains Energy, is planning the Independence Energy Connection, a project that will connect to two existing 500 kV transmission lines in Pennsylvania.
USA, Missouri: Ameren’s subsidiary Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) has selected the final route for the Mark Twain Transmission project, a 100-mile (160 km) long transmission line capable of transmitting 345 kV.
Canada, Ontario: Canadian Federal Government has announced funding of up to CAD 60 million (USD 47.5 million) to connect Pikangikum First Nation, a remote community in Ontario, to the state’s power grid.
USA, Ohio: FirstEnergy is undertaking more than $600 million in transmission projects through 2018 in the company's Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) and Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) service areas.