Good summary of what just happened in Gainesville and Haymarket and now are a concern for the entire region: http://www.northernvatimes.com/gainesville/article/dominion-proposes-gville-to-haymarket-power-line-extension. Some key takeaways are:
- Looks like an Amazon datacenter is the likely power hungry customer next to the Haymarket Substation.
- If serving the area was the main concern then the substation would be near the center of demand, not on the far edge.
- County authorization may not be needed.
- The Virginia State Corporation Commission seems like the only government body that can stop this.