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Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm

Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm pilot project off the coast of the US state of Virginia. The company said the turbines will now undergo acceptance testing before being energised later this summer. Installation, 43km off Virginia Beach, was carried … Continue reading Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines at the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa will install its 14 MW offshore wind turbines in a gigantic 2.6 GW wind energy project in the United States

The new SG 14-222 Direct Drive wind turbine, launched a week ago, is the model of choice for this wind energy project by Dominion Energy, located in the State of Virginia.Siemens Gamesa already announced in January 2020 that it had been selected as the preferred supplier for this enormous wind project.The installation of the wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will install its 14 MW offshore wind turbines in a gigantic 2.6 GW wind energy project in the United States

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Wind Turbines Shipped for Virginia’s Offshore Wind Farm

Dominion Energy, along with Ørsted, is getting closer to being able to construct wind turbines off Virginia’s coast. Dominion announced that the turbine components and monopolies for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project have shipped from Germany and Denmark, and are on the way to Canada. “This is a monumental step toward the … Continue reading Wind Turbines Shipped for Virginia’s Offshore Wind Farm

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Virginia Clean Economy Act Will Drive Job Creation and Position Virginia as an Offshore Wind energy Leader

Legislation to create the Commonwealth’s first Clean Energy Standard was approved today by both the state House and Senate, clearing the way for Governor Ralph Northam’s signature. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today said the bill, the Virginia Clean Economy Act, is a forward-looking plan that will drive the clean energy investment other states … Continue reading Virginia Clean Economy Act Will Drive Job Creation and Position Virginia as an Offshore Wind energy Leader

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Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for largest U.S. offshore wind power project to date at 2.64 GW

Dominion Energy selects Siemens Gamesa for USA’s largest offshore wind energy project.  Installations of Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive offshore wind turbines expected to be completed by end of 2026. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been named as the preferred turbine supplier for the massive 2,640-MW Dominion Energy Virginia Offshore Wind project in the USA. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa named preferred supplier for largest U.S. offshore wind power project to date at 2.64 GW

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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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