Va. Regs Set Public Hearings on Transmission Lines

July 14, 2012

Virginia regulators are holding public hearings on Dominion Virginia Power's proposal to build two new transmission lines from Surry County to the city of Hampton.

The Richmond-based energy provider is seeking to build a new, 7.4-mile overhead 500-kilovolt transmission line between its Surry switching station in Surry County to a new switching station in James City County. That would include a 3.5-mile overhead crossing of the James River.

From the new switching station, Dominion proposes building more than 20 miles of new overhead 230-kilovolt transmission line through James City and York counties, Newport News and ending at the company's Whealton substation in Hampton.

The State Corporation Commission will conduct a hearing in Williamsburg on Oct. 24 and another hearing in Richmond on Jan. 10.

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