James Island, S.C. (Jan 6, 2020) – As part of its five-year cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability, Dominion Energy will begin pruning trees on James Island later this month. The company will host an informative drop-in workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the Town of James Island Council Meeting Room located at 1122 Dills Bluff Road.
“We understand that when customers see our crews and contractors in their neighborhood, sometimes they have questions,” said Dominion Energy Vice President of Electric Operations Bill Turner. “We encourage residents to come out and learn more about the critical role tree trimming plays in keeping the lights on every day, and what it takes to maintain a safe, resilient and reliable electric system.”
Representatives from Dominion Energy, as well as the contractors performing the work, will be on hand to answer questions, discuss safety, reliability, proper pruning methods and more. To help residents better understand how the project will impact their community, oversized maps marking the streets where trimming is planned will also be on display.
The project — which will extend across more than 100 miles of overhead distribution lines throughout parts of the City of Charleston, the Town of James Island, the James Island Public Service District and other areas of Charleston County — is set to begin mid- to late- January and continue through 2020. Property owners will be notified by mail or email approximately two weeks prior to the start of trimming in their area.
The room will be set up in informational stations to allow interested residents the opportunity to drop in at their convenience anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Residents unable to attend the meeting can call 800-251-7234 with questions about tree trimming, or visit www.dominionenergysc.com/treetrimming to learn more.
About Dominion Energy
Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company expects to cut generating fleet carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2050 and reduce methane emissions from its gas assets 50 percent by 2030. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.