Grid Improvement Projects
Distribution Mainfeeder Hardening Program
Dominion Energy is committed to delivering reliable electric service. Now more than ever, we know that access to reliable, stable, competitively priced energy is important to all of our customers. As part of this pledge, we have developed our Grid Transformation Plan, which encompasses many different reliability efforts and investments so that critical infrastructure and facilities are more resilient to help improve overall power quality. One of the reliability efforts within the Plan is our Main Feeder Hardening Program. This Program includes a system-wide approach to identify outage-prone facilities, upgrade them, and implement new construction techniques to harden the grid to better prevent and more quickly recover from power outages.
- North Pole (Distributed Communication)
- Wan 1 & 2 (Distributed Communication)
- Cartersville (Distributed Communication)
- Hayes – Gloucester Point area off Guinea Road at Lillaston Ln
- Harmony Village - Urbanna area near VA 615, VA 602, and Urbanna Rd
- Providence Forge - Ruthville area near Ruthville Rd and The Glebe Ln
- Hickory - Northwest River area of Chesapeake encompassing section between Chesapeake Expressway (VA-168) along Gallbush Road to the intersection of Indian Creek Road and along Indian Creek Road to the intersection of Baum Road
- West Landing - Princess Anne Rd area between Pungo Ferry Rd and the NC state line
- St. Johns - Millford area around Colonial Rd and Antioch Rd
- Sinai - South Boston area encompassing Birth Elmo Rd, River Rd, and Jones Ferry Rd
How We Identify Projects
Projects are selected based on a data-driven process that identifies circuits that have experienced an above-average number of outages over the last 5 years. Every completed project improves the overall reliability of the Company’s electric distribution system and reduces restoration time following a major storm event.
- While outages may still occur, hardening the overhead main feeder lines on our distribution system that are most prone to outages will increase reliability overall.
- A faster restoration after a storm means that life returns to normal more quickly for homes and businesses across the area, decreasing the economic impact that major storms can have.