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How can the public be involved in the process?

You can contact us to add your mailing address to our distribution list by calling 888-291-0190 or sending an email to powerline@dominionenergy.com.

Will the new line be placed overhead or underground?

Dominion Energy has more than 6,700 miles of overhead transmission lines. The proposed project seeks to replace existing overhead structures with new overhead structures within the existing right of way. In doing so, the line will be rebuilt to current safety and industry standards.

What will the new structures look like?

The existing line is built on wooden H-frame structures. The line will be rebuilt primarily using brown, weathering steel H-frame structures. The average height of the existing H-frame structures is approximately 58 feet; the average height of the new H-frame structures is 71 feet.

How does Dominion Energy identify trees that need to be removed as part of this project?

Our forestry team will survey trees in the area to identify danger trees that need removal. Danger trees are trees outside the right of way, and possibly on your property, that have the potential to fall within 10 feet of the transmission wires or structures. Trees and tree limbs that come in contact with electric lines are a leading cause of power outages, especially during storms. The removal of danger trees is necessary to help prevent large scale outages in your community.

If we need to access your property, our forestry team or authorized contractors will contact you. We are committed to working safely and courteously on your property. If you have questions or concerns about the right of way corridor, please email etrow@dominionenergy.com or call 800-215-8032.

What will be the construction impacts of the new line?

Dominion Energy completes an evaluation of potential environmental, cultural and historical impacts of the project. We will work with local, state and federal agencies to complete these evaluations and mitigate any impacts. Permitting agencies on transmission line projects typically include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation. Commenting agencies include the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, among others. Our enterprise-wide environmental report describes our commitment to the responsible stewardship of natural resources and provides a wealth of information on environmental management and performance. We also invite you to read our Corporate Environmental Policy and our Greenhouse Gas Report.

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