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Updates & Benefits


  • June 8, 2020 - the SCC issued its final order approving the Chesterfield-Tyler transmission project
  • March 3, 2020 - the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) issued its Order of Notice and Comment
  • January 28, 2020 - Dominion Energy filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with the 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

Overview & Project Description

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


  • Spring-Fall 2019 - Meet with local elected officials - Project website launched; Dedicated email/phone open - Solicit input from cultural advocacy groups
  • Jan. 7, 2020 - Host public open house
  • Early Feb. 2020 - File application with the Virginia SCC
  • April 14, 2020 - Written Comments Due from Interested Persons
  • April 14, 2020 - Request for Hearing Deadline
  • May 1, 2020 - Staff Report
  • May 15, 2020 - Company Rebuttal
  • Spring 2021 - Requested date for SCC approval

SCC Applications

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


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

There will be an open house event in January 2020 where the public can meet with our subject matter experts to learn details on the project. In addition, the Transmission Application Process Chart outlines how the public can become involved in the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) approval process. You can also contact us to add your mailing address and email address to our distribution list.

Will Dominion Energy propose placing this line underground or overhead?

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 be the environmental impact of the line construction?

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, state and federal agencies to complete these evaluations and mitigate any impacts. All required permits are obtained and permitting conditions are met. Permitting agencies typically include the 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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