Dominion Power Lines

Dominion Power Lines

The area residents are abuzz with the anticipated application in the first quarter of 2015 detailing where Dominion Power intends to place their new power lines. The current application will affect Fauquier, Prince William and Loudoun counties. The Gainesville to Haymarket 230 kV Transmission power line and Substation Project is to augment the current system in place that runs north south along Catharpin. It is proposed in response to “rapid growth in electrical demand”.  It calls for a new substation in western Prince William County and associated transmission facilities.  The proposed power line expansion is intended, “to support the rapid and continued commercial growth, particularly in the high tech sector, in Haymarket and western Prince William County”.

There is much dissatisfaction as many residents moved to this area to get away from the hustles of city life and reside in areas known as the rural crescents of the area. In 1998 Prince William County created Urban Growth Boundaries to control sprawl.  The defined protected rural area in western Prince William County became known as the Rural Crescent. For more info on PW County Conservation Policies and history visit, http://www.pwconserve.org/issues/landuseplanning/rural_crescent/

To see a map with detailed information about the proposed power line route(s) and to sign up for email updates visit:

https://www.dom.com/corporate/what-we-do/electricity/transmission-lines-and-projects/haymarket-230kv-line-and-substation-project

This blog post is meant to be information in nature.

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