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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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it has taken another important step toward issuing a wind energy research lease to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME), after finding there is no competitive interest in the area where the state agency proposes to conduct activities. This would be the […]
Richmond is host to 4th Annual Governor’s Conference on Energy, one of the nation’s most dynamic energy events, which is being held this week from Tuesday till Thursday at Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond. Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority meet on the first day of the event. It was its first meeting since Dominion […]
As part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to move economy toward domestic clean energy sources and begin to slow the effects of climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that BOEM will hold its second competitive lease sale for renewable energy on […]
Dominion Virginia Power welcomed the news that the U.S. Department of Energy had selected a company-led team to begin award negotiations for initial engineering, design and permitting for an offshore wind turbine demonstration facility off the coast of Virginia. In its DOE application, Dominion proposed designing, developing, and demonstrating a grid-connected, 12-megawatt offshore wind facility […]
Dominion Virginia Power told the federal government yesterday that it is interested in obtaining leases off the Virginia coast in an area that has the potential to generate approximately 1,500-2,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines. The exact capacity would be dependent on detailed site investigations. Dominion expressed its interest in the entire 113,000 […]
One offshore substation platform with two 230,000-volt power lines is appropriate to transmit to shore every 500-700 megawatts of wind-generated electricity constructed off the coast of Virginia, a study done at Dominion Virginia Power’s request recommends. The report, completed by ABB Power Systems Consulting, evaluated the offshore transmission options to support future projects and built […]
Dominion has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to look for ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind electricity generation by at least 25 percent. “One of the biggest challenges to off-shore wind generation is bringing down the cost so it can be more competitive with other forms […]
Norfolk, VA – Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia. These bills were part of the legislative package of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW), a stakeholder organization formed in 2009 by localities, manufacturers, utilities, developers and supply chain members to promote the […]
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ørsted and its joint venture partner Eversource will continue progressing the Bay State Wind project towards the next solicitations in New England and New York, Ørsted’s Executive Vice President Martin Neubert said after the project was not selected under the 83C solicitation in Massachusetts.
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.