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Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has selected BVG Associates to help develop strategies to strengthen Virginia’s position in attracting the offshore wind supply chain and service industry to the Commonwealth.
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.
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.
Joan Bondareff has been elected the new chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA). Bondareff, who previously served as the authority’s Vice-Chair, will replace Robert Matthias as VOWDA’s Chair. Deborah Miller, who has so far served as a member of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Advisory Committee, has been selected as the new Vice-Chair. VOWDA was established […]
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 […]
A WindSentinel buoy that has been gathering offshore wind data off Virginia Beach, Virginia, has ended its 19-month deployment and collected a wealth of information, which forms the first publicly accessible database to help improve offshore wind development. The AXYS’ WindSentinel buoy, one of the two commissioned by the U.S. Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), recorded data […]
K2 Management has been hired as an independent external expert and offshore wind technical advisor for the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP). The company started working on VOWTAP in the second half of 2015, and is still supporting the project to some extent. Work has been focused on reviewing and re-scoping of contracts, validation of tenders, and […]
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 […]
Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW). Under the MoU, the parities agree on future mutual collaboration and sharing of information regarding the development of offshore wind resources along the Mid-Atlantic coastline and its supply chain industries. Key amongst discussion topics is a goal of promoting […]
Dominion Virginia Power, which had frozen its offshore wind development planned off Virginia, has decided to once again invite bids for the construction of its project, most likely in the first three months of 2016, according to Bloomberg. In April, the company announced that it had put on hold the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP), as the […]
Dominion Resources, the developer of an offshore wind project proposed to be installed off the coast of Virginia, USA, met with industry experts, academics, and others involved in the offshore wind sector to find a way to bring down the cost of its project, Richmond Times-Dispatch news site reported. In April, the company announced that it had […]
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 […]