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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dominion 500 Kilovolt Electricity Transmission Line Approved

Dominion Virginia Power has received unamimous approval of its proposed 65-mile $243 million Meadow Brook-to-Loudoun 500,000 volt transmission line by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). of a critical transmission line as welcome news to the continuation of a reliable supply of electricity in the greater Northern Virginia area. The SCC ordered that the transmission project be built and operational by July 1, 2011. AAEA supports the project.

The Meadow Brook-to-Loudoun power line is part of a three-state transmission line, with the other sections proposed by Allegheny Energy in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The Virginia SCC and the West Virginia Public Service Commission have approved Allegheny’s applications while its application is pending before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The Virginia SCC ordered that Dominion could not begin building the Meadow Brook line until all three states had approved the transmission line.

Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with 2.3 million customers and a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 1.1 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas and oil reserves, 14,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation’s largest natural gas storage facility with 975 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. (Source: Dominion Virginia Power) (Map Image Courtesy Laris Karklis--The Washington Post)

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