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Ørsted and the US utility Dominion Energy have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 12MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project has entered the construction phase as onshore works kick off. The groundbreaking took place on 1 July, marking the first onshore construction work on the two-turbine 12MW offshore wind project. “The Virginia offshore wind demonstration project is another powerful example of the Commonwealth’s position as a leader […]
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and Old Dominion University (ODU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the state's offshore wind projects. The agreement, signed between ODU President John R. Broderick and DMME Director John Warren, is based on providing research and support for Virginia's offshore wind, with focus on the Coastal Virginia project. […]
Dominion Energy will begin construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project in the coming weeks, the Virginia-based energy company's chairman, president, and chief executive officer Thomas F. Farrell said. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project will comprise two offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of 12MW installed in a federal lease area in the Mid-Atlantic some […]
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).
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.
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 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.
More than 50 elected officials, small businesses, community groups, environmental organizations, and health professionals have sent a letter to Virginia's Governor Terry McAuliffe calling on him to embrace offshore wind as a key part of the Commonwealth’s energy plan.
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 US Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting today at Virginia Beach to discuss the current status of activities offshore Virginia. Participation during the meeting will be limited to Task Force members only. Task Force is an intergovernmental group, including federal officials and elected state, local, and […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will host a Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on 22 September in Virginia Beach to discuss the current status of activities offshore Virginia. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. and end around 3:45 p.m. with participation during the meeting limited to Task Force members only. A public question and […]
Dominion Virginia Power is assessing options for its proposed 12MW offshore wind demonstration project off Virginia in light of an announcement that the US Department of Energy is withdrawing USD 40 million in funding. "Naturally, we are disappointed in the DOE's decision because we still believe that offshore wind has a great potential to deliver clean, […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has paved the way for a 12MW offshore wind demonstration project in Virginia by approving the first Research Activities Plan (RAP) for a wind energy facility in U.S. federal waters. The project, for which the final engineering review is pending, involves the installation and operation of two 6MW turbines and associated cabling to […]
Site Selection magazine has named Dominion as one of the U.S. top 10 utilities for economic development. The publication cites that Dominion's economic development team helped bring more than $2.7 billion in corporate facility investments supporting 3,615 new jobs in its footprint last year. The growing list of data center sites, renewable energy initiatives such as […]
Dominion Resources, Inc., the developer of the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP), has put the project development on hold because the project's cost is much higher than expected, writes NBC29. The company has calculated that the project would cost around USD 400 million, much more that the initially estimated USD 230 million. Dominion said […]
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 […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has granted its first wind energy research lease for a 12MW offshore wind test facility off Virginia. The lease has been given to Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME), which partnered with Dominion Resources, Inc. to develop the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP). The […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is giving the public an extra two weeks to comment on wind energy project offshore Virginia. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) plans to install and operate two 6 MW wind turbine generators as part of research activities plan called Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement […]
Alstom is part of a team to receive a $47M grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for phase II of the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP) led by Dominion Virginia Power. This next phase includes the completion of Front End Engineering Design (FEED), installation and testing of two Alstom Haliade 150-6MW (megawatt) offshore wind turbines […]
Dominion Virginia Power has been awarded an additional $47 million from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to help fund the construction of a 12-megawatt demonstration project, consisting of two 6-megawatt offshore wind turbines on innovative substructures that will produce enough electricity to power up to 3,000 homes. "This was a highly competitive process […]
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center hosted a public meeting regarding the potential offshore wind development off the Virginia's coast last night, reports the Associated Press. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) sponsored this meeting, which focused on environmental impact of a 12MW wind energy project located around 20 miles offshore. Namely, Dominion […]
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 […]
Virginia-based energy company Dominion plans to join the bidding process for Maryland offshore wind leases, and the company today applied with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to participate in the auction. The area of nearly 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland will be auctioned in two separate leases. The North Lease area totals […]