Paraguay’s Villa Hayes substation (SEVH) and 500 kV link are close to completion, but the government is concerned that there is not sufficient transmission capacity to fully transport the 2000 MW output from the substation.

According to a report in local daily Abc, the current grid infrastructure is only able to accommodate 1200 MW of capacity from the substation, which is connected to the Itaipu hydroelectric dam.

The National Electricity Administration (ANDE) believes the transmission infrastructure will need an additional six 220 kV power lines to accommodate the output from the SEVH.

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