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News | News Release Contact: Ken Schrad, (804) 371-9141
For Immediate Release: May 30, 2014
Listen SCC SETS SCHEDULE TO CONSIDER IMPROVEMENTS TO HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION GRID IN FAUQUIER AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTIES

RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will hold a local public hearing in August regarding an application by Dominion Virginia Power to upgrade and improve various transmission facilities located in Fauquier and Prince William Counties in Northern Virginia. The company’s Warrenton-Wheeler reliability project involves some new high-voltage transmission line construction and the rebuild and conversion of existing lines including one that extends into Loudoun County.

In its application, the company states the various projects are necessary to provide reliable electric service to its Northern Virginia customers who are served by these facilities which also provide transmission service to Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. Dominion Virginia Power estimates the cost of the project to be more than $109 million. If approved, certain facilities would be completed in the summer of 2017. Others would be placed in service in the summer of 2018.

The local public hearing will be held on August 20, 2014. One session begins at 4 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. at Patriot High School, 10504 Kettle Run Road in Nokesville, Virginia. The public evidentiary hearing will be held on September 30, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street in downtown Richmond.

Any person wishing to comment at these hearings should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff. The audio of the Richmond hearing will be webcast via the SCC website. Instructions can be found on the SCC website at http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case.

Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by September 23, 2014. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2014-00025.

Persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2014-00025.

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Case Number PUE-2014-00025