EEI today released an updated version of the EEI Transmission Projects: At A Glance report . The report highlights representative transmission projects covering several key categories of transmission investment presently being undertaken by EEI's members and is not intended to serve as a comprehensive accounting of all EEI member transmission projects. Although several of the projects in this report are in the proposal stages and subject to additional review of their costs and benefits as well an assessment of alternative projects, they are representative of new transmission investments advancing in the electric industry. The objective of this report is to provide a broader perspective on the types of projects proposed and underway.
The report includes more than sixty EEI member company projects representative of various project investment category types, such as: long line; reliability, economic, resource access (conventional and renewable), multi-state, multi-entity (e.g., projects involving IOU and Public Power as collaborative efforts), and non-transmission line projects.
In almost all cases, a minimum project investment threshold of $20 million was applied to prospective projects and only projects proposed to begin from 2007 going through 2022 are included (this represents a 1 year back looking and 15 years forward looking window). Each entity was also limited to between four and five project submissions. A brief profile of each company is included along with the representative projects it submitted.
While it is not the objective of this report to draw any conclusions, it is apparent there continues to be much activity taking place across the nation to add to and improve the reliability of the existing transmission infrastructure.