Construction Update

  • February 2017 – Foundation work has begun


  • Meet increasing demand

This short, NOVEC-owned tap line (less than a tenth of a mile) includes two structures and stems from a transmission corridor that contains an existing 500kV line, two existing 230kV lines and an existing 115kV line. NOVEC is expanding its substation due to an increase in demand and has asked for an increase in transmission capacity delivered by Dominion Energy.

SCC Approval Process

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

On May 25, 2016, Dominion Energy submitted an application regarding the Elklick Project for SCC approval. Documents related to the case are available to the public on the SCC Docket Search section of the SCC website, in the "Search Cases" section (enter case number PUE-2016-00056). In addition, interested parties may comment directly to the SCC by sending an email to sccinfo@scc.virginia.gov.

To learn more about this process, view our SCC process map.

Key Project Dates

Procedural Schedule

The following are the key dates and developments related to the SCC review timeline - for the most up-to-date and full listing of motions, rulings and other related documents, please refer to the SCC docket for this case

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