Dominion is currently seeking public feedback on a Surry-Skiffes Creek 500kV transmission line route, to compare it to the Chickahominy- Skiffes Creek 500kV transmission line route that we continue to evaluate. The 7.2-mile Surry-Skiffes Creek route would originate in Surry, cross the James River, and terminate in James City County. The scope of the Skiffes Creek-Whealton 230kV line utilizing existing right-of-way easements remains unchanged (see map below).
Or attend the Open House, where you can talk directly with Dominion representatives. Dominion is committed to providing reliable electricity to our customers. Electrical demand in the Hampton Roads area is projected to increase by more than 20 percent by summer 2020. This growth will challenge the existing electrical grid and create the potential for overloads and violations of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards. Recently announced plans for retirement of local generation facilities have accelerated the need for new transmission lines to be built and in service by late 2014. Dominion has assessed preliminary environmental, cultural and historical information and calculated the costs of electrically viable alternatives.