RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will
hold hearings in Winchester and Purcellville in April to provide the public with
an opportunity to address Dominion Virginia Power’s proposal to rebuild the Mt.
Storm – Doubs 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line through northern Virginia. The
local hearings will give members of the public more convenient locations to offer
testimony as public witnesses.
The company proposes to rebuild an existing 500-kV transmission line that runs for
99.26 miles from Dominion’s Mt. Storm substation in West Virginia to the Potomac
Edison Company’s Doubs substation in Maryland. Portions of the line run through
Frederick, Clarke, and Loudoun counties. The new line would be located within existing
The first local hearing will be in Winchester on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in the
John Handley High School auditorium, 425 Handley Boulevard. The hearing will begin
at 4 p.m. and then reconvene at 7 p.m.
The next local hearing will be in Purcellville in Loudoun County on Wednesday, April
6, 2011, in the Loudoun Valley High School auditorium, 340 North Maple Avenue. The
hearing will begin at 4 p.m. and then reconvene at 7 p.m. Any person wishing to
testify at the hearings should arrive early and notify the SCC bailiff.
The SCC hearing will continue in Richmond on Monday, June 20, 2011, to receive additional
public comments and the testimony and evidence from the applicant and case participants.
The Richmond hearing will begin at 10 a.m. in an SCC courtroom on the second floor
of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street in downtown Richmond.
Any person who wishes to file written public comments has until June 10 to do so.
Written correspondence should refer to case number PUE-2011-00003 and be sent to
the Clerk of the Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, VA
23218. Or, public comments may be submitted electronically via the SCC website following
the instructions provided at: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case.
Case Number PUE-2011-00003- Application of Dominion Virginia Power: Mt. Storm – Doubs 500-kV transmission line rebuild