Transmission Lines

Remington -- Gordonsville Transmission Project

Dominion has filed an application with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) seeking to replace the existing 115-kV line running from Gordonsville to Remington with a 230-kV line. The current 52 ft wooden “H” poles would be replaced with larger steel monopoles, at approximately 103-107 ft. This change in structure and height would have a major impact on the landscape and the numerous historic and scenic resources within the immediate area.

The State Corporation Commission Hearing Examiner has released her report on Dominion’s proposed Remington-Gordonsville 230-kV transmission line upgrade. In it, it states:

“In response to public concern and the testimony of the Commission Staff ("Staff'), the Company evaluated the potential use of shorter H-frame structures with an average height of 85 feet ("Shorter Structure Option") where feasible along portions of the route. The Shorter Structure Option would require expansion of the right-of-way to 140 feet to accommodate the shorter structures. The Company concluded that it is technically feasible and may be reasonable to install the Shorter Structure Option for portions of the right-of-way where there are not constraints subject to four conditions. The Shorter Structure Option is feasible for 24.1 miles of the route.

An update in regards to the 230-kV transmission line proposed between Gordonsville and Remington. The process before the state has begun and we wanted to make sure you know about some important upcoming meetings.

Last week over 125 people gathered at the Rapidan fire hall to discuss how to protect our community and this historic and scenic landscape from the newly proposed Remington-Pratts-Gordonsville Transmission Project. From our initial look, the new 230-kv line is expensive and doesn’t address local needs.

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