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Town Hall Meeting – Data Centers and Transmission Lines (Warrenton)

November 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join our coalition of local community groups, Citizens for Fauquier CountyThe Piedmont Environmental CouncilProtect Catlett and Protect Fauquier, for a town hall forum about the potential for new transmission line projects proposed in Fauquier County and surrounding areas tied to the explosive growth of data centers in the region.

This meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 from 6–8 p.m. at Highland School in Warrenton.

On October 31, PJM, the organization that coordinates electricity transmission in 13 states and the District of Columbia, published their preferred options for transmission line routes. There is one major proposal in Fauquier on PJM’s current shortlist for evaluation, but five alternative routes that could run through up to 80 miles of the county would likely be considered in the future. These expansion projects are being driven by the enormous amount of electricity demand coming from the explosion of data centers in Northern Virginia.

The event will start with a few presentations by the host organizations and include plenty of time for attendees to ask questions and learn about actions they can take.

Space is limited. Please register to guarantee your spot.

Questions? Contact Montana Lanier Ruffner at mlanier@pecva.org.

PEC’s interactive web map details some of the regional transmission proposals under consideration due to data center demand growth.

View the web map full screen at https://www.pecva.org/transmissionmap. This map was updated on October 31 to reflect PJM’s most recent set of proposals. You can still toggle on the layer of original proposals from September 5.