Virginia SCC grants Dominion Virginia Power’s motion seeking extension for in-service date of 230-kV project

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), in a May 23 order, granted a May 9 motion filed by Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power, in which the company requested that the SCC extend to Dec. 31 the date for placing in service facilities included as part of a 230-kV transmission line relocation project.

As noted in the order, the company in May 2016 filed with the SCC an application for approval and for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to relocate an approximately 0.5-mile section of the existing single-circuit 230-kV transmission line, Occoquan Substation-Ogden Martin Systems of Fairfax, Inc., Line #2042, located in Fairfax County, Va., near the Graham Quarry that is owned and operated by Vulcan Materials Company.

The SCC last October filed an order that approved the certificate for the relocation project, subject to certain requirements. The order called for the project to be built and in service by May 31, 2017, but the company was granted leave to apply for an extension for good cause shown.

The company on May 9 filed the unopposed motion, requesting an extension of the May 31 date until Dec. 31. The company said in its motion that it will not be able to complete the project by the May 31 deadline because Vulcan has not yet obtained the permits or completed grading of the property necessary to complete the project.

In its May 23 order, the SCC said that the May 31 completion and in-service date is extended until Dec. 31, provided, however, that the company is granted leave to apply for extension of that date for good cause shown.

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion Energy (NYSE:D).

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