SOO Green HVDC Link
Open Solicitation

UPDATE – In response to requests by participants, SOO Green extended the deadline for Anchor Shippers to register for the OS until January 29, 2020, and extended the window for participating in the Matching process. READ MORE


On August 10th 2020, SOO Green HVDC Link ProjectCo, LLC (“SOO Green”) is launching an Open Solicitation (“OS”) to allocate transmission capacity rights on a proposed merchant HVDC transmission line that will connect the MISO and PJM wholesale electricity markets. The SOO Green HVDC Link will be capable of transmitting up to 2,100 MW bi-directionally between Mason City, Iowa in MISO and Plano, Illinois in PJM. The approximately 350 mile transmission line will be buried underground for 99% of its route. SOO Green expects the construction to begin in 2022 and the transmission line to be operational by late 2024.

SOO Green has retained London Economics International LLC (“LEI”) to act as Independent Evaluator (“IE”) and conduct the OS according to the guidelines established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), ensuring that the process is fair, transparent, and not unduly discriminatory. This website serves as the portal to provide interested parties with information on the project as well as up-to-date information on the OS process.

Learn More and register here

Participants to the Open Solicitation

SOO Green encourages participants of all kinds (e.g., generators, marketers, utilities, load serving entities (“LSEs”), and end-users) to register for the OS process. Registered Participants will be able to explore commercial opportunities in one or more roles, that is, as a (1) Shipper interested in obtaining transmission capacity rights, (2) Supplier, which controls generation capacity and is interested in selling energy products, or (3) Buyer, which owns, represents, or supplies end-users, and is interested in obtaining energy products. Learn More