StormGeo on Weather Watch Offshore Virginia
US utility Dominion Energy has contracted StormGeo as the sole weather forecast provider for the 12 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project (CVOW).
Forecasting for CVOW is delivered by StormGeo’s 24/7 operations center in Houston, Texas, with offshore wind project support from the company’s headquarters in Bergen, Norway.
Energized in October 2020, CVOW comprises two Siemens Gamesa 6 MW wind turbines and is the first offshore wind farm in US federal waters.
Located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, the demonstrator wind farm was built to provide the operational, weather, and environmental experience needed for the development of Dominion’s adjacent 2,640 MW CVOW project.
”StormGeo provided a strong performance during the construction of CVOW, and we look forward to continuing our relationship throughout operations,” said Joshua Bennett, Vice President of Offshore Wind for Dominion Energy.
In addition to providing daily offshore weather forecasting for the CVOW pilot operations, StormGeo supported the project in the construction phase, which was led by Ørsted.
”Our deep industry knowledge for offshore wind comes from working on more than 100 projects worldwide,” Hogne Folkestad, StormGeo Vice President for Offshore, said.
”With this experience, we are in a unique position to offer the best support to CVOW and other emerging offshore wind projects in the U.S. It is an exciting partnership for us, and we look forward to being a part of it and contributing to its success.”