Energy Matters

PEC is working to support an energy system that is smarter, more efficient and better accounts for the negative externalities arising from the choices we make about energy consumption, generation, transmission and distribution.

We are advocating for a more distributed system that is less reliant on distant generating sources and incorporates a mix of local renewable power — customer owned, community based and utility scale. Recognizing Virginia is in the early stages of its energy transition, we believe now is the time to reimagine and rebuild our energy system in a way that is just and fair to all residents and ratepayers.

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March 2016: Update on the Remington-Gordonsville transmission proposal

March 2016: Update on the Remington-Gordonsville transmission proposal

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 …
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Solar Panels at our Horner Street Office

In 2016, The Piedmont Environmental Council had 38 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of our newly renovated and expanded headquarters office.  …
11/20/15: Update on Warrenton-Wheeler Transmission Line Case

11/20/15: Update on Warrenton-Wheeler Transmission Line Case

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 …
10/1/15: Update on Warrenton-Wheeler Transmission Line Case

10/1/15: Update on Warrenton-Wheeler Transmission Line Case

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 …
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Power Hungry

This past May, 125 people gathered at the Rapidan fire hall to discuss how to protect the community and its historic and scenic landscape from Dominion’s newly proposed Remington-Pratts-Gordonsville Transmission Project …
Background on Warrenton-Wheeler-Gainesville

Background on Warrenton-Wheeler-Gainesville

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 …
How It Works - Step by Step Process

How It Works – Step by Step Process

Do you live in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange or Rappahannock? If yes, Solarize Piedmont is the campaign for you …
May 12 Email Alert: Transmission Line Update

May 12 Email Alert: Transmission Line Update

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, …
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Email Alert: Spectra Gas Pipeline Suspended

In early August, Spectra Energy announced it is "suspending its development work on the proposed [project]… We will continue to evaluate opportunities in the region which could include the study corridor in your area, and …
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