At Dominion Energy, we are dedicated to finding the best solution for long-term energy needs within the communities we serve. It has become necessary to address an aging electric transmission line, which has been in operation for more than five decades, between our Chesterfield and Tyler substations in Chesterfield County. The rebuild will bring facilities up to current reliability and safety standards.


On June 8, 2020, the SCC issued its final order approving the Chesterfield-Tyler transmission project.

On March 3, 2020, the VA State Corp. Commission issued its Order of Notice and Comment.

On January 28,2020, Dominion Energy filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) to rebuild an existing transmission line.



  • Requires no new right of way
  • Updates existing infrastructure to meet current electrical needs and safety requirements
  • Replaces approximately 3 miles of lattice structures with cleaner, less environmentally impactful monopoles


The portion of line proposed for rebuild is approximately 3 miles in length and runs parallel with other transmission lines within an existing corridor. Fiber and four transmission lines south of the Tyler Substation will also be replaced to current electrical and safety standards.

Community Engagement

At Dominion Energy, we are committed to keeping our neighbors informed about energy needs where they live and work.

As the project develops, we will:
  • Continue outreach by communicating with legislators, homeowners associations and other identified stakeholders
  • Host a local open house to answer questions from residents and area businesses
  • Provide ongoing communications through informational materials, mailings, email updates and a project website


SCC Approval Process

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) is responsible for verifying the need, determining the route and reviewing the environmental impact of certain transmission lines in Virginia.