Utilities have proposed two unnecessary high-voltage transmission lines that would connect to the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired generation in the United States. Learn more about the approved TrAIL line and the proposed PATH line.
For six years, the Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH)—a massive, unnecessary 765-kV transmission line— has threatened Virginia. The line was to start in southwest West Virginia, travel northeast through previously undisturbed land, eventually cross through Virginia’s northern Piedmont, and wind up near Frederick, Maryland. PEC and our allies have been fighting this wasteful project for years, and we have some good news
Circuit Court Strikes Down Federal Transmission Corridors
PEC Press Release -- February 2, 2011
The 9th Circuit Court has eliminated the existing National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor designations, ruling that DOE failed to conduct an environmental review and failed to consult with affected states.
PEC President Chris Miller was one of twelve experts from across the country summoned to testify before a House of Representatives subcommittee at a June 12 hearing entitled "The Future of the Grid: Proposals for Reforming National Transmission Policy."
TrAIL is a 500-kV transmission line that was proposed by Dominion and Allegheny Power in 2007 and approved to be built in 2008. The line runs from southwest Pennsylvania, through West Virginia, ultimately terminating in Loudoun County, Virginia.
The PATH 765-kV transmission line was a partnership between American Electric Power and Allegheny Power. The line would have started near the Amos coal plant in West Virginia, traveling northeast through parts of Maryland and Virginia.