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Updates

  • May 2020 - Construction is completed. Restoration of the work areas is underway. Postcard mailed May 7, 2020.
  • Mid-September 2019 - Construction began in Hopewell. Postcard mailed Aug. 20, 2019
  • August 2019 - Preconstruction activity to begin. Postcard mailed in May 2019
  • November 1, 2018 -The SCC issued its final order approving the Chesterfield-Hopewell transmission project

Benefits

  • Requires no new right of way
  • Replaces the lines to meet current electrical and safety standards
  • New monopole structures with less environmental impact replace lattice-style structures
  • Partial co-location with another transmission line

Overview & Project Description

At Dominion Energy, we are committed to keeping our neighbors informed about energy needs where they live and work. We want to hear from you as we continue to analyze the various components of the proposed project. As the project develops, we will:

  • Continue outreach by communicating with legislators, homeowner associations and other identified stakeholders
  • Host two, local open houses in the fall with property owners, homeowners associations and the public
  • Provide ongoing communications through informational materials, mailings, email updates and project website

Timeline

  • March 2018 - Meet with local elected officials
  • Early April 2018 - Project website launched; dedicated email/phone open
  • April 24 & 26, 2018 - Host two public open houses (Hopewell/PGC, Chesterfield)
  • May 2018 - File application with SCC
  • June 28, 2018 - Landowner, Gov't Official and Public Notice
  • August 10, 2018 - Public Comments Due
  • August 17, 2018 - SCC Staff Report Due
  • August 31, 2018 - Dominion Energy Rebuttal Due
  • September 11, 2018 - Public Evidentiary Hearing, 10:00 a.m., SCC, Richmond, VA
  • Q3 - Q4 2018 - Procedural order issued; public hearing scheduled
  • Q1 2019 - Requested date for SCC approval
  • December 2020 - Projected in-service date

SCC Applications

FAQs

How can residents and business owners in the community become involved in this process?

There will be two open house events this spring where the public can meet with our subject matter experts to learn details on the project. In addition, the Transmission Application Process Chart identifies the more formal way the public can become involved in the state approval process. You can also contact us and add your address and email to our distribution list.

Will Dominion Energy propose putting this line underground or overhead?

Dominion Energy has more than 6,000 miles of overhead transmission lines. The proposed project seeks to replace existing overhead structures with new overhead structures within the same existing right of way. In doing so, the line will be brought up to current safety and industry standards.

What will be the environmental impact of construction of the line?

As part of the regulatory application process, Dominion Energy completes an evaluation of potential environmental, cultural, and historical impacts of the project. Dominion Energy works with local and state agencies to complete these evaluations and mitigate any impacts. All required permits are obtained and permitting conditions are met. Permitting agencies typically include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, 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.

For additional information on our commitment to responsible stewardship of natural resources, environmental management and performance, view our Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Report. We also invite you to read our Corporate Environmental Policy.

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