Legislation proposed in 2018 General Assembly

Virginia State Delegates and Senators have proposed a number of bills which can directly affect us and Dominion’s proposed Haymarket transmission line project: ACTIVE:   HB 1558 Electric utility regulation; grid modernization; energy efficiency programs. Introduced by: Terry G. Kilgore | all patrons    … Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Powerful Senate committee kills rate-freeze repeal; awaits Saslaw’s bill

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Powerful Senate committee kills rate freeze By ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch  Dominion Energy spokesman David Botkins (left) listened to deliberations in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in the Pocahontas Building on Monday.   Don’t call it Dominion’s bill. Sen. Dick Saslaw of Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Dominion Rules

Published October 13, 2017 By Robert Zullo, Michael Martz, Patrick Wilson, and Graham Moomaw Richmond Times-Dispatch – Special Report – Dominion DOMINION RULES How the Richmond-based utility company became one of the most influential political forces in Virginia THE SERIES During the past two decades, Read More …

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bill to undo controversial utility rate freeze faces unfriendly panel

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bill to undo controversial utility rate freeze faces unfriendly panel By ROBERT ZULLO Richmond Times-Dispatch Jan 13, 2018 Dominion Energy’s office building in downtown Richmond. A bill that would undo the controversial 2015 rate freeze that locked in hundreds of millions of dollars Read More …

InsideNOVA: Legislation would bury controversial Haymarket power line

By Alex Koma akoma@insidenova.com InsideNOVA: Legislation would bury controversial Haymarket power line An example of what a controversial power line through the Gainesville area is expected to look like, according to Dominion Energy. Del. Tim Hugo, R-40th District, is now pushing legislation requiring Dominion Energy Read More …

Dominion’s Proposed Overhead and Hybrid Maps – 010818

Dominion has submitted new modifications for the proposed I-66 Overhead and Hybrid (partially underground) routes for the proposed Haymarket transmission line (illegible graphics in part 3 of 3 Remand Testimony). Access all legible maps here: I-66 Overhead Route Maps: Schedule 1 Overhead – Map 1 Read More …

Potomac Local: After a long list of starts and stops, the Haymarket power line case will head back to Richmond

by Potomac Local on December 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm In a letter full of legalese, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission says it will consider new evidence in the case to build an overhead powerline in Haymarket. Overall, the commission will once again review the need Read More …

Inside NoVa: New hearings ordered for controversial Gainesville powerline

Inside NoVa: New hearings ordered for controversial Gainesville powerline By Alex Koma akoma@insidenova.com Dec 6, 2017 An image provided by Dominion Energy that provides an example of what power lines might look like, when constructed. Facebook Twitter Email Print Save State regulators are now taking Read More …

Inside NOVA: Prince William Power Line: No rest for opponents after Carver Road win

Inside NOVA: No rest for opponents By:  Alex Koma September 29, 2017 Dominion Energy may be pulling back from its plans to build a new power line along a controversial route near Carver Road in Gainesville, but opponents warn that there’s no telling how state Read More …

Coalition Press Release: Don’t Believe the Hype: No Decision Has Been Made!

Executive director says: “The fight isn’t over – Coalition response puts entire project in doubt.” Haymarket, Virginia (September 26, 2017) – On the same day that the Coalition and Somerset Crossing submitted arguments challenging the very need for the project, Dominion Virginia Power recommended their Read More …

Washington Post: Dominion abandons plan to build power lines near descendants of ex-slave in Northern Virginia

By Tony Olivo September 22, 2017 Dominion abandons plan to build power lines near descendants of ex-slave The Dominion Energy utility company Friday announced that it will no longer seek to build new power lines through a Northern Virginia community where descendants of an ex-slave Read More …

Prince William-Gainesville Times: An open letter to Dominion: Where’s the need?

Prince William-Gainesville Times: An open letter to Dominion: Where’s the need? By Karen Sheehan Aug 21, 2017    So many people want to discuss, debate and argue about what route should be used for Dominion Energy’s Haymarket transmission line and substation project. This is understandable. Read More …

WTOP: Historic black neighborhood may be spared from Dominion Energy power line

By Megan Cloherty August 19, 2017 WASHINGTON — After a community outcry and a petition to state regulators, the plan for a controversial power-transmission line through a Prince William County neighborhood appears close to being scrapped in favor of a new route. It is becoming Read More …

WAMU: How do you power an Amazon data center? Longtime Prince William residents don’t want to find out

Listen to the 8/7/17 WAMU radio program covering the powerline fight in Haymarket How Do You Power An Amazon Data Center? Longtime Prince William Residents Don’t Want To Find Out Participants: WAMU – Kojo Nnamdi Washington Post – Antonio Olivo Coalition to Protect Prince William Read More …

Washington Post: Dominion says it may seek to build power lines along I-66 amid opposition to route in Prince William near descendants of ex-slave

 Wash Post: Dominion says it may seek to build power line along I-66 By Antonio Olivo August 16 at 6:12 PM Dominion Energy said Wednesday that it will probably seek permission to build a controversial power line in Northern Virginia along Interstate 66 instead of through Read More …

Inside NoVa: Dominion turning away from controversial route for Prince William power line

Inside NoVa: Dominion turning away from controversial route for Prince William power line Dominion Energy is moving closer to abandoning controversial plans to build a new power line along Carver Road in Gainesville, though the utility remains adamant that the project is necessary to serve Read More …