Independent transmission developers in both the northeastern and northwestern U.S. looking to bring Canada’s renewable electricity resources to power-hungry regions south of the border are installing hundreds of miles of line by using the path of least resistance—underwater. Photo: Neptune Regional Transmission System LLC. Developer of Neptune HVDC line between New Jersey and Long Island in 2007 is now planning underwater cable between British Columbia and Washington state. Photo: Neptune Regional Transmission System LLC. The Neptune underwater cable carried 660 MW of power. Developer’s Juan de Fuca cable would carry 450 MW over 31 miles. Related Links: Underwater Cable Deployment
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.