VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 2, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Nov. 2, 2023:
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German
Dominion is working has been working to harden its primary grid infrastructure, installing new poles that are thicker and buried deeper into the ground. They use fiberglass crossarms instead of wood, and they’re being outfitted with technologies that meet the latest standards in electrical distribution.
It’s all part of the company’s Grid Transformation Plan, which is being approved in chunks by state regulators.
The GTP was required by state lawmakers in the 2018 Grid Transformation and Security Act. The plan seeks to make the electric grid more reliable and secure – and flexible for ever-growing distributed renewable energy sources. Regulators just approved Phase III of the plan in September, which runs from 2024 through 2026.
Reported by WHRO News' Ryan Murphy
Control in the state House of Delegates and the Senate will hinge on a few key races in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, Richmond and central Virginia Beach.
Virginia’s suburbs were reliably conservative areas where Republicans reigned for decades.
But women — specifically white women without college educations — are less loyal to political parties, making where many of them live political battlegrounds.
In other news:
- Richmond casino campaign spending nears $10M (Axios Richmond)
In case you missed it:
- The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation launches $600M ‘Power of Place’ campaign (Williamsburg Yorktown Daily)*
- New business park planned for Pole Green Road in Hanover (Richmond BizSense)*
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