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Virtual Community Open House

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View detailed project information, including existing and proposed structure changes, simulations and a project video.

Overview & Benefits

At Dominion Energy, we are dedicated to finding the best solution for long-term energy needs within the communities we serve. It has become necessary to address an aging electric transmission line, which has been in operation for more than five decades, between our Ladysmith and Elmont substations located along an existing corridor in Caroline and Hanover counties. The rebuild will bring facilities up to current reliability and safety standards.

The 500 kilovolt (kV) line is approximately 26.2-miles in length and current proposed design requires no new right of way to rebuild to current electrical safety and electrical requirements.

Timeline & Maps

March 2021

  • Meet with local elected officials
  • Project website launched; Dedicated email/phone open
  • Solicit input from cultural advocacy groups

March 30, 2021

  • Virtual community open house

April 27, 2021

  • File application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC)

Fall 2022

  • Requested date for SCC approval

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 virtual open house to answer questions from residents and area businesses
  • Provide ongoing communications through informational materials, mailings, email updates and a project website

SCC Approval Process

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

Frequently Asked Questions

There will be a virtual community open house event on March 24, 2021 where the public can hear from 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.

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.

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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