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SCC schedules hearing on Loudoun transmission lines

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The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will conduct hearings in Leesburg and Richmond in June and August on an application from Dominion Virginia Power to build 230-kilovolt electric transmission lines and a new substation in eastern Loudoun County.

Dominion Virginia Power plans to build a 11.2-mile overhead transmission line within the existing right-of-way between the Brambleton and BECO substations. The company also proposes to construct a 1.5-mile overhead line on new right-of-way from the Waxpool Junction on the existing Brambleton-Beaumeade line to a new Waxpool substation.

Two public sessions are scheduled in Leesburg on Monday, June 4 at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. The first session will begin at 2 p.m. and then reconvene at 7 p.m.

The Richmond public hearing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. It will be held in the SCC’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street.

Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by Aug. 6. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2011-00129.

Interested persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case Click. on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2011-00129.


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