Virginia regulators: Public comments on Dominion’s proposed 230-kV rebuild project due next March

The commission also said that any interested person or entity may file by Feb. 12, 2021, a request that the commission convene a hearing on the company’s application

Persons interested in Virginia Electric and Power’s d/b/a Dominion Energy Virginia proposed 230-kV rebuild project in Greensville County, Va., may file comments by March 8, 2021, on the matter, the Virginia State Corporation Commission said in a Dec. 9 order.

As noted in the order, Dominion Energy Virginia on Nov. 18 filed with the commission an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to perform system protection coordination studies and relay resets at the Clubhouse and Dry Bread substations, as well as line terminal upgrade work at the Clubhouse substation, and to rebuild, entirely within existing right of way (ROW):

  • About 1.6 miles of the existing 230-kV, overhead, single-circuit Clubhouse-Dry Bread Line #2201 on single-circuit structures, which runs from Structure #2201/1A within the company’s existing Clubhouse substation to Structure #2201/14 / #254/14 within the company’s existing Dry Bread substation
  • About 10.9 miles of the existing 230-kV, overhead, single-circuit Dry Bread-Lakeview Line #254 on single-circuit structures, which runs from Structure #2201/14 / #254/14 within the company’s existing Dry Bread substation to Structure #254/113 at the Virginia state line

According to the company, the rebuild project is necessary to maintain the structural integrity and reliability of its transmission system in compliance with mandatory NERC Reliability Standards. The commission added that the company further states that the project would replace aging infrastructure that is at the end of its service life.

The company states that the desired in-service date for the project is Oct. 15, 2023, and that the estimated conceptual cost of the project (in 2020 dollars) is about $16.42m, which includes about $16.1m for transmission-related work and $0.31m for substation-related work.

The commission also said that any interested person or entity may file by Feb. 12, 2021, a request that the commission convene a hearing on the company’s application.

Commission staff is to file by March 30, 2021, a report containing its findings and recommendations. The commission also said that the company may file by April 13, 2021, any response to the staff report and any comments filed by interested persons in the proceeding.

 

 

 

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