Officials power up new transmission line across James River

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JAMESTOWN, Va. (WAVY) — A new transmission line across the James River has been powered up.

Dominion Energy said in a news release the Skiffes Creek Transmission Project was “energized” on Tuesday. Construction on the 500-kilovolt line began in November 2017

Dominion said the line will provide clean air by allowing Yorktown’s coal-fired units 1 and 2 to be retired. Those coal units are expected to be closed in March.

Bonita Harris, a spokesperson for Dominion, said the Skiffes Creek line will supply power to NASA Langley as well as Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

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