Dominion Energy is expanding its West Ashley footprint.
The power and energy company, headquartered in Richmond, Va., has purchased 11.269 acres on Henry Tecklenburg Drive to develop additional crew quarters, Senior Communications Specialist Paul Fischer said.
The new facility will allow for enhancements to the current Savage Road crew quarters across the street. Plans include an operational center where employee resources will be stored, a new service station and storage space for equipment, poles, trucks, conductors and more.
“The new property will give us greater efficiency, capacity and ability to serve customers even better out there, particularly during a hurricane event,” Fischer said.
Lee & Associates real estate agent Bob Nuttall helped facilitate the sale and said Dominion was looking for something central to West Ashley to continue efficiently serving area residents.
He added that utility companies have been challenged to find big pieces of land in West Ashley given the area’s growth.
“This was the last site before they went out to Ravenel looking for dirt,” Nuttal said. “So it was an important acquisition for them from the standpoint of serving the community… The response time for when they were down would have been a whole lot worse if they had to move further out.”
Dominion has Operational Centers staged throughout the state in the communities the company services. Fischer said it’s critical to have all the necessary equipment and tools within the community when the lights go out.
The company had been working to construct a similar facility on Chuck Dawley Boulevard, but the town of Mount Pleasant has not approved plans.