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  • Add needed capacity to serve local residents and businesses
  • Improve overall reliability for the community

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Overview & Project Description

Dominion Energy currently operates a 115 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line that provides critical electric service from our Mackeys Substation to our Creswell Substation in Washington County, North Carolina.

This project will rebuild the existing 115 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line. No new rights of way is needed; however, temporary right of way will be required to build a temporary transmission line.

This 14-mile line extends from our Mackeys Substation to our Creswell Substation in Washington County, Virginia. The existing wood H-frame structures have been in operations since 1970 and nearing the end of their service life. New double-circuit steel monopole structures will be built in the same general location as the existing structures and will be 105 feet tall on average. The structures need to be replaced to ensure the reliable operation of the transmission line.

FAQs

Will Dominion Energy repair damage due to construction?

Yes. Proposed easement agreements will allow us access to private roads crossed by the right of way. The company, at its expense, will repair any private roads damaged by Dominion Energy or its contractors during construction of the line or during future maintenance. In addition, we will reimburse property owners for crop damage, and repair or replace fences or gates if we damage them.

How can I learn more about the electric transmission system?

The 21st Century Grid: A July 2010 article from National Geographic describes the electric grid and our modern day energy challenge.

The modern "electric grid," referring to the power lines that supply your home with electricity, receives power from many sources and types of generation including wind, coal, natural gas, hydroelectric and others. There is not a one-to-one connection between any fuel source and customer. Get more information on how the grid works.

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