Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority
The Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA) was created by 2010 legislation — Title 67, Chapter 12, Code of Virginia. The mission of the Authority is to facilitate, coordinate and support development of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects and supply chain vendors by:
Collecting metocean and environmental data;
Identifying regulatory and administrative barriers;
Working with local, state, and federal government agencies to upgrade port and logistic facilities and sites;
Ensuring development is compatible with other ocean uses and avian/marine wildlife; and
Recommending ways to encourage and expedite offshore wind industry development.
Joan Bondareff, Chair
Principal — Blank Rome, LLC
B. Hayes Framme
Government Relations and Communication Manager Southeast — Ørsted
Phillip S. Green
President — Green Powered Technology
Assistant to the City Manager — Virginia Beach City Manager's Office
James McArthur, Jr.
Vice Admiral — U.S. Navy (Retired)
Manager — Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
Vice President of Generation Construction — Dominion Energy
Arthur Moye, Jr.
Executive Vice-President — Virginia Maritime Association
Managing Director — Paragon Asset Group, LLC
Next meeting will be scheduled soon
Ken Jurman —Renewable Energy Program Manager
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy