However, subsequent questions pointed out that the power plant’s electricity will likely be used in other states — not Virginia.
Minear said the power plant is a local benefit project that’ll bring good-paying jobs and tax revenues to Charles City, and will serve to reinforce the grid that then provides electricity to the regional market.
Property owners in the proposed pathway first got letters earlier this summer, even before county officials in some of those localities knew about the project. County leaders in Hanover, Henrico and Louisa then publicly expressed their frustration in the months that followed, saying countless attempts to reach Chickahominy or get questions answered were met with little or no communication from the company.
Thursday night, Hanover’s Deputy County Administrator Frank Harksen posed several questions through the Zoom chat feature during the meeting, including whether Chickahominy representatives would be willing to attend a Hanover Board of Supervisors meeting.
“I would love to — invite me,” Minear said, adding that she can bring others who can help provide information. “Whoever you need, just give us an invitation and a heads-up.”
After the virtual meeting, Greg Buppert, senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, said it “left with me with more questions about the project than even before the presentation.”