PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation began the application and approval process for the first segment of Project Compass - a new transmission line proposed by PPL Electric Utilities. The first segment is a 95-mile, $500-million to $600-million line between Blakely, Pa., and Ramapo, N.Y. The proposed 345-kV line links the PJM Interconnection and the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The exact route of the first segment of Project Compass has not yet been determined, and must be approved by regulators in both states. The current schedule calls for the first segment to be in service by 2023. The cost of Project Compass is estimated at $3 billion to $4 billion.