Dominion Power Planning to Install High Density Power Lines in Gainesville

Posted by Carolyn A. Capalbo on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:33pm.

High density power lines could be popping up near homes in Gainesville and Haymarket. Making way for projected electricity demand in Prince William County, Dominion Power is proposing to add a 230,000 volt line spreading across six miles along I-66.  Neighborhoods that are potentially to be affected are Somerset Crossing, Broad Run and Greenhill Crossing. Homeowners are showing much opposition to this proposal with concerns of reduced property values, health concerns, and disturbing protected area wetlands. 

Dominion insists that this is still in the planning stages and will meet with the residents publically on September 10th at Battlefield High School. Dominion maintains that they are trying to stay ahead of the growing Haymarket population though many residents and even the Mayor of Haymarket, David Leake and community members aren’t buying Dominion’s story. Ultimately, the decision will come down to the State Corporation Commission.  We will continue to follow this story and the direct effects on our local community. 

Carolyn Capalbo,
Northern Virginia REALTOR®

 

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