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  • 20 September 2018
    Environment, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    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.

  • 15 March 2012

    Days before the March 19 deadline for proposals to develop wind power in the ocean off Virginia’s coast, environmental leaders gathered in front of Dominion Virginia Power headquarters to deliver a petition signed by more than 10,000 Virginians in support of the electric utility’s hastened development of offshore wind power. Following the Interior Department’s recent […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

    Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) introduced the Virginia Jobs and Energy Act (H.R. 1782) on Friday to open the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the coast of Virginia for energy development. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Virginia Representatives Rob Wittman (VA-1), Robert Hurt (VA-5), and Morgan Griffith (VA-9). Governor Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s U.S. Senators, […]

  • 17 March 2013

    United States Senator for Virginia, Tim Kaine, has released the following statement on the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announcement that allows Virginia to pursue a research lease to help accelerate the development of offshore wind turbines: “This is good news for the Commonwealth. Virginia’s geography and coastal infrastructure make it […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has established the Virginia Energy Council, which will assist in the development and implementation of a cohesive, comprehensive, and aggressive energy strategy for Virginia and deliver recommendations for the Virginia Energy Plan. The Plan will be submitted to the General Assembly on October 1, 2014.   Secretary of Commerce and Trade […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Ports & Logistics

    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 […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    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.

  • 11 July 2013
    Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

    On June 28, the House of Representatives passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231), which included language introduced by Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) to pave the way for developing Virginia’s coastal energy. The House also passed an amendment by Rigell to move forward seismic testing in the Atlantic. The bill now goes to […]

  • 3 October 2018

    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.

  • 17 September 2019

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has signed an executive order which sets the goal of having up to 2.5GW of offshore wind developed in the state by 2026. Executive Order Forty-Three includes the targets that 30% of Virginia’s electric system is powered by renewable energy resources by 2030 and to begin producing 100% of electricity from carbon-free […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    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.

  • 19 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dominion Energy is proposing to develop a 2.6GW wind farm off the coast of Virginia by 2026, which represents the largest offshore wind development in the U.S. The news comes as Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order which sets the goal of having up to 2.5GW of offshore wind developed in the state by 2026. […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    Ørsted has entered into an agreement with the Port of Virginia to lease a portion of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for offshore wind staging materials and equipment.

  • 14 February 2013

    An area designated for development of wind energy off Virginia’s coast has attracted a number of companies interested in construction of offshore wind farms there. Last year’s list of eight companies now has a new potential developer, Sea Breeze Energy LLC, which has shown its intention to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan. The Governor laid out his strategic vision for energy policy in Virginia in front of a mixture of members of the business and conservation communities. The Governor’s energy plan highlights his commitment to a true “all of the above” energy strategy that will […]

  • 21 December 2012

    Governor Bob McDonnell, of the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA has announced that Fugro Atlantic has been appointed to conduct a geological and geophysical survey for the Virginia Wind Energy Area (WEA) within the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Governor McDonnell described the regional ocean survey as representing “a positive move forward toward the development of […]

  • 10 March 2020

    The Virginia General Assembly has passed the HB 1526 Virginia Clean Economy Act which requires at least 5.2GW of offshore wind power to be developed by 2034. The bill passed the House of Delegates by a 51-45 vote, and the state Senate by a 22-17 vote. The legislation will now be sent to the desk […]

  • 9 December 2013

    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 […]

  • 1 February 2012

    PolycreteUSA President, Bruce Anderson participated in the launch of the Advanced Energy Economy of Virginia, an industry driven association dedicated to develop and grow Advanced Energy Industries throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. AEE Virginia’s strategy is to create a partnership between those who have a vested interest in advanced energy technologies and those who can […]

  • 23 May 2013

    U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) yesterday cosponsored the introduction of The Virginia Outer Continental Shelf Energy Production Act of 2013. The legislation would expand American offshore energy production with a revised five-year leasing plan, and provide revenue sharing. The bill would provide an alternative to the Administration’s proposed 2012-2017 offshore oil and gas […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    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.

  • 4 April 2014

    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 […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities, Environment

    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.

  • 22 September 2016

    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 […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dominion Energy and the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind are holding an event in Virginia with an aim to support the state’s inclusion of large-scale offshore wind in its energy mix. The Sea to Land event will bring together the supply chain business community with federal and state government officials to accelerate Virginia’s inclusion of large-scale […]

  • 13 April 2020

    Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has signed the Clean Economy Act which requires at least 5.2 GW of offshore wind power to be developed in this U.S. state by 2034. The Virginia General Assembly passed this House Bill 1526 and Senate Bill 851 Clean Economy Act in March. The act provides that 5.2 GW of offshore wind generation is […]