Dominion Power Substation on Monroe Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia (Image via City of Alexandria)

Construction on new Dominion Power Substation causing nearby homes to shake

We were alerted by several readers to loud construction from the new Dominion Power substation on Monroe Avenue in Del Ray causing their homes to shake.

Here’s an example of some of the texts/tweets we’ve received:


According to Dominion, the new substation will provide additional capacity for future growth in the area and potentially create shorter power outage times during storms and other weather incidents. Dominion apologizes to residents and says the loud work causing the shaking should last only till the end of this week.

(Image: City of Alexandria)

Dominion Power switching station on E. Abingdon Drive in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Ad Hoc Underground Transmission Line and
Substation Working Group To Hold First Meeting

The City of Alexandria’s Ad Hoc Underground Transmission Line and Substation Working Group will meet this Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in City Hall Sister Cities Conference Room 1101, 301 King Street in Old Town Alexandria. This meeting will review the mission for the Working Group and receive a presentation from Dominion Virginia Power on the need for the project. The meeting is open to the public.

Dominion Virginia Power has approached the City of Alexandria regarding Dominion’s proposal to construct a new 230-kilovolt underground transmission line between Alexandria and Arlington in the vicinity of Jefferson Davis Highway and Potomac Yard. The project would add and upgrade equipment at the existing switching station on E. Abingdon Drive in Alexandria, and connect it to the Glebe Substation on S. Glebe Road in Arlington. The project does not involve the nearby former NRG Potomac River Generating Station, which is permanently closed.

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