Dominion Energy allowed to move forward with Skiffes Transmission Project

Oct 23, 2017

A federal judge has denied two motions for preliminary injunction seeking to halt construction of the Dominion Energy Surry-Skiffes Creek Transmission Line project, allowing construction to continue on this important project.

We are pleased with the court’s decision and are committed to building this urgently needed and thoroughly studied project as soon as possible.

The project entails upgrading a 230-kilovolt line primarily in existing right of way and building a switching station in James City County. It also involves building a 500-kilovolt line across a working section of the James River that will minimize visual impact, maintain clearance from Felker air base, connect to the new switching station and bring cleaner, more reliable energy to the Peninsula.

Work is currently underway on the 230-kilovolt portion, and right-of-way clearing has started for the switching station. Construction on the river-crossing section cannot begin until we satisfy mitigation requirements outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Commonwealth and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. That work is progressing well, and we expect to begin river construction soon.

Click here to read the judge’s memorandum opinion.