- Associated Press - Friday, December 11, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia regulators say the state’s largest power company has to seek their approval before rebuilding a proposed transmission line across the Rappahannock River.

The State Corporation Commission announced the ruling Friday involving a project proposed across the Rappahannock between Lancaster and Middlesex counties.

The SCC says the nearly 1.9-mile transmission line would Dominion Virginia Power’s longest 115-kilovolt river crossing in the state.

In its ruling, the commission concluded that the project was not an ordinary extension or improvement and therefore would require SCC approval.

The project would entail 10 steel H-frame structures ranging up to 173 feet tall. The proposed project also would require new right-of-way.



In October, the SCC enjoined Dominion from constructing the proposed transmission line until it was determined whether a commission review was needed.

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