Fewer power outages in Virginians’ future

Posted on: 7:27 pm, July 18, 2013, by , updated on: 09:02am, July 19, 2013


RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Dominion Virginia Power is considering taking steps to reduce your chances of losing electricity during a storm.

Dominion Virginia Power Spokesman Karl Neddenien says a new study indicates that burying 20% of underground power lines in troubled spots that usually experience outages will help reduce future power outages during storms by 63%.

Neddenien says the plan is only in the preliminary stages. Dominion Virginia Power doesn’t know yet in which neighborhoods they’ll start work or how much it will cost.