The Benns Church Project will rebuild and expand the Benns Church Substation located on Benns Church Boulevard near Lankford Lane.
The target date to energize this substation has changed to May 2017.
Information on this project, including construction dates, will continue to be posted.
- Add needed capacity to serve local residents and businesses,
- Comply with mandatory NERC Reliability Standards, and
- Improve overall reliability for the community.
In late 2012, Dominion Energy electrical planners identified an energy challenge that would require expanded electrical facilities in response to growing capacity and forecasted electric load levels being exceeded in the region. As a result, we're proposing a plan to rebuild and expand the Benns Church Substation located on Benns Church Boulevard near Lankford Lane.
Increasing the size of the substation will allow for additional equipment to be installed to provide improved reliability of electric service in Isle of Wight and the immediate region, now and in the future.
The existing Benns Church Substation is situated on 3.2 acres and was originally designed and constructed in 1972. As energy needs continue to increase, our plan for enhancement will provide a much needed upgrade to the facility. Work will be required inside a 2.5 acre expanded fence area, and include installation of new equipment and control house to resolve potential load issues.
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