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Virtual Community Meeting - Live Via WebEx

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Time: 6:00 p.m.

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Event Password: elmont

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Overview

The approximately 9-mile section of electric transmission line has been in operation since 1956 and is reaching its end of service life. Rebuilding this line will allow us to continue providing reliable service to the area.

Timeline

April 2021

  • Notify elected officials and landowners
  • Perform initial surveys of right of way corridors

July – October 2021

  • Permitting

February 2022

  • Site access begins

March 2022

  • Construction begins

December 2022

  • Anticipated project in-service date
  • Restoration of the right of way will likely continue into the spring of 2023
Elmont - Four Rivers Map

Benefits

  • Maintains current right of way
  • New structures located in the same general location as existing structures
  • Complies with mandatory standards to ensure safety, reliability and to meet future needs
  • Minimizes impact to the community and environment
  • Replaces aging infrastructure

Project Outcome

existing

Rendition of existing wood H-frame structure.

proposed

Rendition of proposed weathering steel H-frame structure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dominion Energy will host a virtual community meeting in October 2021, at which the public can hear from subject matter experts and ask questions related to the project. You can also contact us to add your mailing address and email address to our distribution list by calling 888-291-0190 or sending an email to powerline@dominionenergy.com.

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.
The existing line is built on wooden H-frame structures.  The line will be rebuilt using a combination of brown, weathering steel H-frame structures and 3-pole structures. The average height of the existing H-frame structures is approx. 62 feet; the average height of the new H-frame structures is 65 feet (excluding switches).
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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