I was looking around for a status update on Dominion Energy’s rebuilding of the Mt. Storm, WV to Doubs, MD 500 kV transmission line. You may recall that this project was one of several stakes driven through the heart of the still undead PATH zombie last year. Here is the Mt. Storm-Doubs project page on Dominion’s Web site.
Here’s the latest update:
PROJECT UPDATE: West Virginia Structure Foundation Installation
Phase One of the rebuild project is underway in Grant Count proceeding east toward Hardy County, West Virginia. Survey crews have marked the approximate locations for these first foundations and have begun installing foundations on the western-most portion of the project, moving east.
We have had some word of mouth reports from West Virginia land owners in the Eastern Panhandle of obnoxious behavior by some Dominion construction people, but generally, the project seems to be going smoothly.
One thing is clear from Dominion’s project page, they don’t want people to confuse their rebuild project with PATH. Dominion put a special disclaimer at the bottom of their Web page. Here is clear evidence of the damage that AEP/FirstEnergy have done to the electrical power industry with their PATH project:
PLEASE NOTE: Dominion is NOT involved in the PATH project in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. Dominion’s rebuild of its Mt. Storm to Doubs line is entirely separate from PATH.
It is pretty funny though.