In May 2012, Dominion filed an application for State Corporation Commission approval to rebuild our 7.4 mile portion of the Lexington-Cloverdale line, originally built in 1966. On September 7, 2012, the SCC released its Final Order approving this project. Dominion completed construction and the rebuilt line was re-energized ahead of schedule in December of 2013.
Dominion maintains approximately 7.4 miles of a 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that extends from our Lexington Substation southwest to a point near Loose Leaf Lane where the line interconnects with Appalachian Power Company (APCo). This line continues southwest to APCo’s Cloverdale Substation near Roanoke, Va.
Within the existing right-of-way corridor, Dominion has replaced the original towers with new, galvanized steel towers that are slightly taller. The new towers support conductors (wires) with greater capacity.
The project will:
The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is responsible for determining the need, route and environmental impact of transmission lines at 138 kV and above in Virginia.
On August 7, 2012, the SCC Staff issued a report concluding that the company has reasonably demonstrated the need for the proposed rebuild of the 500kV transmission line and recommends that the Commission approve the project. On September 7, the SCC issued a Final Order approving this project.
Documents related to the case will be made available to the public on the SCC Docket Search section of the SCC web site.
To learn more about this process, view our SCC process map.
Contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Lexington-Cloverdale Rebuild Project.