Yesterday, Dominion Energy filed their response to the State Corporation Commission (SCC) on the 230-kilovolt transmission line project in the Gainesville-Haymarket area.
Read our earlier coverage on the transmission line project here.
According to SCC Division of Information Resources Director Kenneth Schrad, Dominion had up until yesterday to file their responses to the SCC on questions and points raised by the Coalition to Protect Prince William County and Somerset Crossing HOA.
These points raised by the groups focused on the need for the project, resources, and the most appropriate route.
Click here for the full petition Dominion sent to the SCC.
Click here for a summary of main points in the petition, provided by Dominion.
In the report, Dominion focused on three major points in response to the points raised by the opposing organizations: that the need for the Haymarket transmission lines has already been established, the data center campus (not explicitly named by Dominion, but known to be owned by Amazon) is continuing to be developed, and new development in the coverage area has already been approved, reinforcing the need for additional power infrastructure.
“We have been very clear from the beginning of this project that what is most important to us is providing the most reliable electric service for our customers,” stated Dominion spokesman Greogry Mathe in an email.
Mathe also echoed Dominion Media Relations Manager Charles Penn’s earlier statement that while individuals have concerns about the project only benefiting one customer, stating “on day one of the project’s completion, the substation will directly serve more than 450 customers… and maintain reliability for more than 6,000 customers in the area.”
Schrad said that the impacted communities will have until September 8 to file their responses to Dominion’s report filed yesterday, and then Dominion will meet with the SCC on September 22 to discuss what they learned from Prince William County in relation to the proposed Carver Road Route.
We will post additional coverage as the story develops.
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