American Electric Power Co. and Allegheny Energy Inc. had asked to delay the review schedule for the application for the Virginia segment of the $2.
1 billion Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline. That's because they wanted to update the application with new projections on increased energy demands along the East Coast by 2015.
A hearing examiner with the State Corporation Commission denied the request earlier.
The proposed 275-mile, 765-kilovolt power line would run from AEP's John Amos plant in West Virginia, 31 miles across three counties in northern Virginia, to a substation near Kemptown, Maryland.