PJM planning major upgrades for grid

PENNSYLVANIA - The PJM Interconnection Board has approved $1.6 billion in upgrades for the 13-state electric transmission grid it oversees, PJM said.

The upgrades will include a 500-kilovolt transmission line in North Jersey that will strengthen the regional grid, Valley Forge, Pa.-based PJM said.

It will also include changes to the approved Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway project that involves a high voltage direct current line from under the Chesapeake Bay at Calvert Cliffs, Md., to the Vienna and Indian River substations on the Delmarva Peninsula.



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