This very unusual case involved the proposed construction of a new gas line under an existing power line on the Cherry Hill Peninsula in Prince William County. Due to the sag of the electric lines and the topography of the pipeline, development access to over 1000 acres on the Potomac River would have been cut off by the project. Despite insisting for many months that a redesign was impossible, Paul eventually convinced Virginia Power that it either had to redesign and construct the pipeline to allow for three major divided highways, or purchase 1000 acres. The redesign has allowed KSI’s new Harbor Station Project to proceed.
The settlement also included an unprecedented redesign of Virginia Power’s new gas line. The initial offer was $38,906.