Originally constructed in the 1970s, this line is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced with new equipment to meet current standards. The proposed Carson-Rogers Road Project will rebuild a 500 kilovolt transmission line between the Carson Substation in Dinwiddie County and the Rogers Road Substation in Greensville County.
- January 2019 - Restoration of the right of way is complete.
- June 14, 2018 - Line was energized. Restoration will continue through fall 2018.
- March 24, 2017 - VA State Corporation Commission issued its final order approving the Carson-Rogers Road Rebuild project
- March 10, 2017 - Hearing Examiner issues Report on case
- Help strengthen the electrical grid
- Replace aging infrastructure
- Ensure reliable electric service for the customers consistent with North American Electric Reliability Corporation reliability standards
- Requires no new right-of-ways
- Provide numerous economic benefits to local communities
- Incremental increase to local property taxes
- Employees and contractors support local businesses during construction
This high-voltage line will be rebuilt within the existing right of way corridor that passes through Greensville, Dinwiddie and Sussex counties.
- Approximate total line length is 28 miles
- Structure Type: galvanized steel lattice structures (typical structure comparison images)
SCC Approval Process
The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is responsible for determining the need, route and environmental impact of transmission lines at 138kV and above in Virginia.
Dominion Energy filed an application with the SCC Aug. 18, 2016.
Documents related to this project – case number PUE-2016-00078 – will be made available via the Docket Search section of the SCC website.