- August – September 2020: Outreach to the community
- September 10, 2020: Informational Virtual Community Meeting planned
- November 2020: Project filed with the SCC
Line 254 Clubhouse to Lakeview
This project will rebuild an existing 230 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line from Greensville County, Virginia near Emporia to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
This transmission line is 18 miles long and several miles west of Interstate 95, while paralleling the line into North Carolina.
The project is necessary to replace aging infrastructure. After nearly five decades of service, the structures and related components are at the end of their service life and need to be replaced to maintain reliability for our customers. The project begins as Line 2201 from Clubhouse to Dry Bread Substation and then transitions to Line 254 from Dry Bread to Lakeview Substation.
Along the project route, the new structures will be similar in height and appearance to the existing structures.
In November 2020, Dominion Energy plans to file an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC).
- Create no new right of way
- Keep structures in the same general location as existing structures
- Provide long-term reliability and durability without excessive maintenance
- Deliver operational system flexibility to meet future needs
- Comply with mandatory standards to ensure safety and reliability
For this project, we will replace aging infrastructure with new electrical equipment in an existing right of way. This equipment will ensure the continued integrity of the electrical grid.
Along this 18-mile-long project we will replace wooden structures with steel H-frame structures from Clubhouse Substation near Emporia, Virginia to Lakeview Substation located in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2022 with an anticipated completion date of December 2023.
SCC Approval ProcessApril 2019 - anticipated filing date for SCC application
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has regulatory authority over all energy providers in Virginia and requires certification for all transmission lines out of the ordinary course of doing business or are at or above 138 kV. Among other responsibilities, the SCC validates the need for a proposed line and approves the route and structures. In reviewing a proposed project, the SCC must consider whether potential impacts on scenic assets, historic districts and the environment have been reasonably minimized.
To learn more about this process, please view our SCC application review process.