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.
This $320 million project proposes electric system upgrades which would include approximately 40 miles of new 230 kV overhead transmission lines, two new substations and additional upgrades to integrate the facilities into the grid, reports The Record Herald.
The new transmission lines will connect to two existing 500 kV transmission lines in Pennsylvania to substations in Maryland and provide two new additional pathways to alleviate electric gridlock and increase consumer access to low-cost electricity.
The east segment of the project includes new transmission line that will connect a new substation to be constructed in southern York County, to the existing Conastone Substation near Norrisville in Harford County, Md.
The west segment of the project will include nearly 25 miles of new transmission line that will connect a new substation to be constructed in Franklin County to the existing Ringgold Substation near Smithsburg, Md., in Washington County.
Source: The Record Herald