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Crowd responds positively to Dominion Energy open house near Bluefield, W.Va.

By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Scores of local residents attended an open house at Graham High School Tuesday evening to learn more about a proposed Dominion Energy $2 billion hydroelectric pump storage power station that may be constructed in Tazewell County, across the state border from Bluefield, W.Va.

Dominion Energy’s James Stikeleather explains details about the $2 billion hydroelectric pump storage project during Tuesday’s public meeting at Graham High School.Staff photo by Jessica Nuzzo

Positive comments about the project were heard all around the gym, where Dominion personnel were ready for questions and had set up stations detailing several aspects of the project, as well as tables covered with maps of the proposed site, in the Nye Valley Road (off Cove Creek Road) area.

Spencer Adkins, Dominion’s director of power generation projects, was at the open house and said the stations set up included information on an overview of the project, feasibility studies, environmental components and community involvement.

People could learn about the project, what the status of it is now and ask any questions, he said. …

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