Transmission Lines

Warrenton -- Wheeler -- Gainesville Transmission Project

Dominion and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) are pursuing a new 230kV transmission line through Prince William County and Fauquier, stating current or future reliability issues associated with the Warrenton Substation in Fauquier County, and the Wheeler and Gainesville Substations in Prince William County, as the reason for the project.

For those of you following the Warrenton-Wheeler transmission line, we have some good news. The Hearing Examiner has recommend the "C" route, which was Dominion's (and our) preferred route, and the route that required the smallest amount of new right-of-way.

The hearing examiner turned down the SCC staff route recommendation, known as "Option A" which would have required a line straight across undeveloped parts of Fauquier County.

Great quote: "This attempt fails because its witness makes assertions unsupported by knowledge or analysis".

We've posted the Examiner's full report - Part I and Part II.

Following a two day evidentiary hearing in Richmond in August 2015 and one final public hearing was held in Warrenton on August 10, 2015, the Warrenton to Wheeler transmission line case is slowly moving towards resolution.

Dominion and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) are pursuing a new 230kV transmission line through Prince William County and Fauquier, stating current or future reliability issues associated with the Warrenton Substation in Fauquier County, and the Wheeler and Gainesville Substations in Prince William County, as the reason for the project.

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