Old Dominion Uni Gets Grant to Study Offshore Wind Impact on Military

Virginia’s Old Dominion University has won a USD 775,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study mitigation solutions for offshore wind projects in relation to the military.

The grant is expected to help create a wind energy siting solution to mitigate the effects of location decisions on military training, readiness and research, covering both offshore and onshore wind projects.

Partners in the study also include the College of William & Mary and James Madison University.

“The grant will combine the University’s strong capabilities in wind energy and geographic information systems, along with the entrepreneurial business development expertise of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship to create a sustainable solution that extends beyond the life of the grant,” said Jerry Cronin of ODU’s OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub.

Last year, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and Old Dominion University (ODU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the state’s offshore wind projects.

The agreement is based on providing research and support for the local offshore wind sector, with focus on the Coastal Virginia project.

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