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October 18, 2016

Wilcox Wharf to Windmill Point Rebuild Project

Dear Neighbor:

We invite you and other community residents to an informational open house to learn more about Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed plans to rebuild a segment of an existing 500 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line that crosses the James River between Wilcox Wharf and Windmill Point.

The existing structures were built in the 1960s, and need to be replaced to ensure reliable electric service for Charles City and Prince George Counties. The project includes rebuilding a total of four structures.

Two existing Cor-Ten steel structures in the water will be replaced with two similar galvanized steel structures. The new structures in the water will be supported by the same foundations. Two existing structures – one on either side of the shore – will be replaced with two galvanized steel A-Frame structures.

An application will be submitted to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). Pending regulatory approval and time-of-year restrictions, construction on the new transmission line will begin in summer 2017 and will be completed late 2017.

Community Open Houses

There will not be a formal presentation at the open house. You are invited to come by at your convenience to speak with our subject matter experts who will be available to answer your specific questions. We hope you can join us:

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Charles City County High School | 10039 Courthouse Road, Charles City, VA 23030

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Location: Prince George County High School | 7801 Laurel Spring Road Prince George, VA 23875

Enclosed is a copy of the project fact sheet. For more information about this project, visit the Dominion website at and search “Wilcox.” You can also send an email to or call 888-291-0190 to speak with a member of the Electric Transmission team.


Dominion Virginia Power