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Virginia Electrification Project

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The proposed Virginia Electrification Project (“VEP”) is an expansion and reliability project that will provide much-needed natural gas supply to meet the increasing market demand of residential, commercial and industrial consumers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as reduce net greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions on Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC’s (“TCO”) pipeline system. Upon completion, VEP will provide an additional 35 million cubic feet per day to serve growing energy needs in Virginia in a safe, reliable and sustainable manner.

Key Project Components
  • Increased capacity and reduced GHG emissions will be achieved through the installation of strategic, incremental facilities and upgrading existing infrastructure with brand-new, more efficient facilities.

  • Goochland Compressor Station – New, Dual Drive Technologies, Ltd.TM (“dual-drive”) electric motor compressor units will replace all existing gaspowered compressor units. New units will run exclusively on electric motors. To ensure local energy reliability, each unit will be capable of running on natural gas in the event of local power outages or other emergencies, thereby assuring customers retain their energy when needed most.
  • Boswell’s Tavern Compressor Station – New, zero-emission electric motor compressor units will be added, and existing electrical systems will be upgraded with brand new technology to increase system reliability.

  • Boswell’s Tavern Meter Station –Facility upgrades to allow for additional capacity.

  • Petersburg Compressor Station - Increase certificated horsepower at Petersburg Compressor Station. No facility modifications or ground disturbance required. 


Renewable Power

Environmentally Responsible

Capacity Expansion


Documents and maps

Virtual Open House

We invite you to visit the virtual open house to learn all about this critical project, view the interactive map, and submit feedback or questions.

Going Forward

VEP construction is expected to begin in early 2023 with a proposed in-service date of late 2023.

TC Energy is dedicated to being an industry leader, as we move to a cleaner energy future. VEP provides an opportunity to execute a project that helps meet growing energy demand, while simultaneously addressing climate concerns.

Anticipated project schedule (subject to change)
September 2021 File FERC application
Q1 2023 Begin construction
November 2023 Project In-service


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Local 1-202-502-6088
Toll-Free 1-866-208-3372


Ways to reach us

TC Energy is committed to notifying affected landowners, towns, communities and local, state and federal governments and agencies involved in the Project. If you have any questions about the Project, please reach out to us via the contact information below.

Virginia Electrification Project (TC Energy)


Virginia Electrification Project (TC Energy)

700 Louisiana Street 
Houston, Texas 77002


Aaron Thompson

Manager, State Government and Community Relations

Landowner Inquiries