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75 MW Rocky Forge Wind farm to Drive Significant Economic Investment in Southwest Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam and Apex Clean Energy today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has entered into an agreement to purchase the output of the approximately 75 megawatt Rocky Forge Wind, located in Botetourt County. The agreement represents the purchase of the full capacity of the project, which will become Virginia’s first operating onshore wind … Continue reading 75 MW Rocky Forge Wind farm to Drive Significant Economic Investment in Southwest Virginia

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Connecticut and Virginia lead a huge month for offshore wind power

For the past several years, states up and down the East Coast have jockeyed for position as U.S. offshore wind leaders. This month, Connecticut and Virginia took turns dominating the headlines. Connecticut makes waves Earlier this summer, Connecticut passed legislation authorizing the purchase of up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind—enough to meet 30 … Continue reading Connecticut and Virginia lead a huge month for offshore wind power

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Dominion Energy plans America’s largest offshore wind farm

Wind energy proposal could help grow Virginia’s economy and meet ambitious renewable energy goals set this week by Governor Northam.  Dominion Energy’s proposal to build the single largest offshore wind project in the U.S. presents a huge economic opportunity for the State of Virginia, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said today.   “We applaud … Continue reading Dominion Energy plans America’s largest offshore wind farm

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Dominion Energy proposes 2,600 MW offshore wind energy project

Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to build what would be the nation’s largest wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean. The proposal calls for a 220 wind turbines wind farm that would produce over 2,600 megawatts of renewable energy that would power more than 650,000 customers. It’s an investment of $7.8 billion. “Offshore wind power is … Continue reading Dominion Energy proposes 2,600 MW offshore wind energy project

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Virginia’s first offshore wind power project gets underway

Virginia’s first offshore wind energy project began construction Monday morning at an unexpected place: onshore. Eventually, two massive turbines will be erected by Danish company Ørsted Energy 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach as part of Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project. But the July 1 groundbreaking for the project focused on … Continue reading Virginia’s first offshore wind power project gets underway

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Virginia regulators green light offshore wind farm project

Virginia state regulators have begrudgingly approved a proposed offshore wind pilot program they say is expensive, risky and unneeded to provide reliable electricity. The State Corporation Commission issued a ruling Friday allowing Dominion Energy to proceed with building two wind turbines about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The commission says the proposal … Continue reading Virginia regulators green light offshore wind farm project

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Virginia could lead nation on offshore wind power

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says his state is well positioned to lead the development of the nation’s offshore wind industry. The Democrat spoke Friday in Norfolk at a conference sponsored by industry members and Virginia’s Sierra Club chapter. Dominion Energy and the Danish firm Orsted already plan to install two turbines 27 miles (43 kilometers) … Continue reading Virginia could lead nation on offshore wind power

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Ørsted will develop Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm using Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

Ørsted will develop Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project using Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. Demonstrating that the offshore wind industry is gaining significant momentum in the United States, Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa today announced the signing of a subcontract to supply wind turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project founded by Dominion Energy. … Continue reading Ørsted will develop Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm using Siemens Gamesa wind turbines

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Dominion Seeks Approval for Experimental Wind Turbines

Dominion Energy Virginia has submitted to the State Corporation Commission a proposal to build two wind-generating turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach — arguably the most expensive research project ever funded by the Commonwealth. The experimental turbines will not produce 12 megawatts of electricity at a remotely economic cost. But they will … Continue reading Dominion Seeks Approval for Experimental Wind Turbines

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Dominion Energy Advance Offshore Wind Power Development

Approval sought to build two, 6-megawatt wind turbines off Virginia’s coast- $300 million project would be first constructed in a federal lease area- Research vessel to perform underwater studies before construction begins- Unique project one of many enabled by the Grid Transformation & Security Act. Dominion Energy Virginia and Denmark-based energy company ?rsted took significant … Continue reading Dominion Energy Advance Offshore Wind Power Development

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Northam announces Coastal Virginia offshore wind energy demonstration project

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dominion Energy is filing for State Corporation Commission approval to proceed with construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind demonstration project. Dominion Energy is partnering with Ørsted, a Denmark-based energy company, to build the demonstration project, consisting of two six-megawatt wind turbines located approximately 27 miles off the coast … Continue reading Northam announces Coastal Virginia offshore wind energy demonstration project

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Virginia pushes to attract offshore wind power

Virginia currently doesn’t have any offshore wind turbines. Dominion Energy is working on two offshore wind turbines that are part of a pilot program the state’s largest utility says could eventually lead to the development of a much larger wind farm. Virginia has picked a consultant to help boost its chances of becoming the east … Continue reading Virginia pushes to attract offshore wind power

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Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

Dominion Energy Virginia will add new solar generation to the power grid to serve a new state-of-the-art data center Facebook plans to build in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Facebook announced Thursday it has selected a location in eastern Henrico County as home to its eighth data center in the United States. This was made possible through … Continue reading Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

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Dominion, DONG Seal Deal on Two Offshore Wind Turbines

Dominion Energy Virginia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DONG Energy, the world’s largest offshore wind-power company, to build two 6-megawatt turbines off the Virginia Beach coast — a critical step toward opening up 2,000 megawatts of off-shore wind to development. Dominion will own the $300 million project, while Dong has committed to … Continue reading Dominion, DONG Seal Deal on Two Offshore Wind Turbines

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Top five reasons to attend the Virginia State Forum

When North Carolina’s first utility-scale wind farm comes online later this year, there will be only nine states left without wind projects. Virginia could be the next one to join the bandwagon. Because wind’s costs have fallen 66 percent in the last six years, it’s now a viable option in places like Virginia and North … Continue reading Top five reasons to attend the Virginia State Forum

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US issues offshore wind energy research lease off Virginia coast

The US government has given the green light for a project off Virginia’s coast to test the waters for wind power generation.     The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Tuesday that it has issued a lease to Virginia in federal waters for two wind turbines. Each would rise more than 500 feet about … Continue reading US issues offshore wind energy research lease off Virginia coast

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Alstom Haliade 150-6MW Offshore Wind Turbines part of innovative demonstration project off the coast of Virginia

Alstom announced that it 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 … Continue reading Alstom Haliade 150-6MW Offshore Wind Turbines part of innovative demonstration project off the coast of Virginia

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Alstom wind turbines selected for offshore wind power in Virginia

Alstom announced that it 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 … Continue reading Alstom wind turbines selected for offshore wind power in Virginia

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Dominion awarded $47m for wind turbines off Virginia Beach coast

Dominion Virginia Power has been awarded $47 million from the Department of Energy to help fund the construction of two wind turbines off the coast of Virginia. The Department of Energy announced Wednesday that Dominion was one of three companies, out of seven finalists, that will receive the funding. The Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement … Continue reading Dominion awarded $47m for wind turbines off Virginia Beach coast

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AXYS to provide consultation for Virginia offshore wind power project

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) is pleased to have been chosen by the Timmons Group as a member of their team recently awarded a research project funded by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) to explore new methods of metocean and offshore environmental monitoring. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on March 26, 2014 that … Continue reading AXYS to provide consultation for Virginia offshore wind power project

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