Appalachian Power and the Pittsylvania - Danville Regional Industrial Facility Authority are working on potential solutions to bring power to the Southern Virginia Mega Site at Berry Hill. Preliminary studies include review of alternatives for about 5 miles of 138-kilovolt transmission line and a new substation to bring a robust power source to the industrial park. The Berry Hill Energy Connection Project supports business development at the 3500-acre park.
12/02/20: Appalachian Power representatives are working with landowners to acquire easements for the transmission line.
2/07/20: Appalachian Power representatives are reaching out to landowners along the proposed line route to discuss next steps.
7/16/19: Appalachian Power received approval from the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors for the approximate and general location of the proposed power line and substation. The company will continue the design phase of the new transmission facilities and look to start right-of-way acquisitions later this year.
7/5/19: The Pittsylvania County Planning Commission recommended that the project moves to the Board of Supervisors for approval. The BOS meeting is scheduled for July 16 at 7 p.m., at the Edwin R. Shields Courthouse Addition, located at 11 Bank Street in Chatham. The BOS public hearing provides landowners and community members with an opportunity to comment on the project.
6/3/19: The company now seeks approval from the Pittsylvania County Planning Commission, which plans to hold a public hearing next month. The hearing takes place Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m., at the Edwin R. Shields Courthouse Addition, located at 11 Bank Street in Chatham. The public hearing provides you with an opportunity to comment on the project.
5/1/19: Appalachian Power announced a proposed route for the new transmission line in early May. The company plans to seek approval from the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors later this spring.
News Release - May 1, 2019 (PDF)
News Release - December 27, 2018 (PDF)
Proposed Line Route - May 1, 2019 (PDF)
Preliminary Study Segments - December 27, 2018 (PDF)
Appalachian Power will use galvanized steel monopole structures when construction begins.
Appalachian Power is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and the natural beauty of the region.
Structure Height: Approximately 100 feet
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary
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