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The Jones Act in US offshore wind: challenge or opportunity? The Jones Act, long seen as a challenge for the US offshore wind industry, could potentially be an opportunity for the sector, experts have said. “I like to look at the Jones Act as an incentive for shipyards, not an impediment,” said Joan Bondareff, chair […]
Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]
“As California goes, so does the rest of the country”, Liz Burdock, the Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, told Offshore WIND in an Expertise Hub interview. Burdock is referring to the fierce competition between the U.S. states related to renewable energy portfolio. As there is no federal outline for renewable energy, each state decides […]
Markets Outlook: Business Network for Offshore Wind National offshore wind target The U.S. Department of Energy’s Offshore Wind Technologies Market Update has reported that the current U.S. offshore wind energy pipeline is estimated at 25,464MW, with 14,585MW under exclusive site control by developers. The United States does not have a federal energy policy with goals for offshore wind, but the […]
Ørsted North America has awarded Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) with a contract for the supply and installation of inter-array cables at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in the U.S.
Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) has won a substantial contract for the supply and installation of the export and inter-array grid cable systems at the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
The State Corporation Commission (SCC) of Virginia has approved a prudency petition from Dominion Energy Virginia related to the 12MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind demonstrator project (CVOW).
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100% equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind at a purchase price of USD 510 million.
Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan which calls for the development of 2,000MW of offshore wind capacity by 2028.
Virginia’s unique infrastructure and geographical advantages are key to developing 2GW of offshore wind by 2028 and turning the Commonwealth into a national leader in the growing US offshore wind industry during the next decade, according to a new report released by BVG Associates.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a hearing to obtain public testimony on Dominion Energy’s proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.
Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa have signed a subcontract to supply wind turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project founded by Dominion Energy.
Ørsted has announced that the research vessel Gerry Bordelon will conduct final geophysical studies on the site of the proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.
Virginia-based Dominion Energy plans to seek approval from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) for its proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project later this summer.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) is looking for contractors who will help develop and implement strategies that will establish the state as the hub for offshore wind development along the US east coast.
Ørsted and the US utility Dominion Energy have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 12MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
On 24 January, Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an executive order setting up the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission and placing a moratorium on new permits to wind energy projects until the newly-established commission releases its report after studying the economic impact wind turbines have on tourism.
US electric utility company Dominion Energy Virginia has signed an agreement and strategic partnership with DONG Energy to build two 6-megawatt (MW) turbines off the coast of Virginia Beach.
The most compelling action to encourage offshore wind development in the United States is to have real live examples of successful offshore wind projects, Charles Nordstrom, a Senior Associate and Head of the US team at BVG Associates, told Offshore WIND in an interview. The first offshore wind farm in US waters, currently under construction off […]
In September 2013, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a commercial lease sale for an area of 112,799 acres 23.5 nautical miles from the Virginia Beach coastline. Dominion Virginia Power was the highest bidders for this area with USD 1.6 million. Now, archaeologists and scientific divers from the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, BOEM, East […]
On July 24th, in Charlotte, N.C., the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition will convene key stakeholders for a working session to discuss Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Data Collection in the Southeast. Experts from industry, national labs, and universities will explore wind energy resource assessment efforts related to coastal and offshore wind in the region, determine […]
The Center for Conservation Biology has become part of an initiative to develop wind farms off Virginia’s coast. Making Wind Turbines More Bird FriendlyThe CCB is part of a team with the Richmond-based Timmons Group, an engineering and technology firm that is one of four Virginia businesses participating in the endeavor to accelerate the development […]
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that four Virginia businesses have been selected for awards totaling $860,000 for research having a total value of more than $3 million that will give the Commonwealth a competitive advantage and accelerate the development of offshore wind power and its associated industry supply chain. Alstom Power Inc, a global […]
The week of the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina devastating New Orleans, climate activists in Virginia Beach held a creative action to highlight the threat of a Katrina-level disaster in Hampton Roads. Presenting two visions a child born today could face in their lifetime – a clean energy future or destroyed coastal communities – they […]
The Southeastern states from Virginia to Florida are home to over 65 wind related manufacturing facilities that support thousands of wind energy jobs in the Southeast region. These supply chain facilities could expand significantly as land-based and offshore wind developments begin in the region. Besides having a highly-skilled manufacturing base, the Southeast has several other […]
The Port of Virginia announced its support for Congressman Scott Rigell’s (VA-2) push for Virginia coastal energy to create 18,000 jobs and diversify the Hampton Roads economy. Recently, the House of Representatives passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231), which included language introduced by Rigell to pave the way for developing Virginia’s coastal […]