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It will be important to develop a transmission network capable of handling future generation and load patterns in a deregulated, unbundled, and competitive electricity market. A new strategy for transmission expansion under a competitive market environment is therefore presented in this paper. In the proposed strategy, a new transmission planning model is developed to consider a variety of market-driven power-flow patterns while a decision analysis scheme is incorporated to minimize the risk of the selected plan. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the potential of the proposed strategy to make a significant contribution to transmission planning in competitive markets.