RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will
conduct hearings in Williamsburg and Richmond to receive public testimony on an
application by Dominion Virginia Power to build new 500-kilovolt (kV) and 230-kV
electric transmission lines and related facilities from Surry County to the city
Dominion Virginia Power proposes to build a new, 7.4-mile overhead 500-kV transmission
line between its Surry switching station in Surry County to a new Skiffes Creek
switching station in James City County. This segment of the line would include a
3.5-mile overhead crossing of the James River. From the Skiffes Creek switching
station, the company proposes to construct 20.7 miles of new overhead 230-kV transmission
line through James City and York counties, Newport News and ending at the company’s
Whealton substation in Hampton.
Two public sessions are scheduled in Williamsburg on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
at the Warhill High School Auditorium at 4615 Opportunity Way. The first session
begins at 4 p.m. and then reconvenes at 7 p.m.
The public hearing will continue in Richmond on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 10
a.m. It will be held in the Commission’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler
Building at 1300 East Main Street. Any person wishing to comment at any of these
hearings should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff.
Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by January 3, 2013. All correspondence
should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control
Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2012-00029.
Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s
website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and
then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2012-00029.
Case Number PUE-2012-00029