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BOEM Grants Two Approvals for 12-MW Virginia Offshore Wind Project

BOEM Grants Two Approvals for 12-MW Virginia Offshore Wind Project

With two important federal permits received Monday, the 12-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project being developed by Dominion Energy and Orsted US could start delivering power to the PJM Interconnection grid by summer 2020.

Eileen Woll: The time is right for VA to get serious about offshore wind energy

Eileen Woll:  The time is right for VA to get serious about offshore wind energy

PEOPLE CAN ARGUE about the details, now that Dominion Energy has started building Virginia's first offshore wind energy project off the coast of Virginia Beach. But no one should minimize the significance of this move toward a more sustainable future.

Commonwealth Breaks Ground on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

Commonwealth Breaks Ground on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

Governor Northam announced the start of construction of the Coastal Virginia Ofshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project, consisting of two six-megawatt wind turbines located approximately 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

Eric Loth: Offshore wind will drive America’s future in energy technology and manufacturing

Eric Loth:  Offshore wind will drive America’s future in energy technology and manufacturing

The next potential for tremendous growth will be along our coasts, where the energy resources are even higher since the wind is faster and more consistent.

Spore: Quick action needed to capitalize on wind energy industry

Spore: Quick action needed to capitalize on wind energy industry

The bottom line is we need to urgently pursue a series of actions and adopt policy that will position Virginia and Hampton Roads to win the economic benefits in the development of the offshore wind supply chain.

Editorial: The future of energy blows through ODU

Editorial: The future of energy blows through ODU

On May 28, a coalition of groups — ODU, the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the ReInvent Hampton Roads — will host a forum about the future of offshore wind, featuring a panel discussion with many of the leaders working to transform those dreams into a tangible reality.

Upwind opportunity

Upwind opportunity

An influx of wind turbines is planned for the U.S. East Coast, and Virginia could be a key player in a supply chain producing these massive structures. 

Ocean energy scientist honored for leadership role in offshore wind

Ocean energy scientist honored for leadership role in offshore wind

George Hagerman, a senior project scientist for the Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography at Old Dominion University, recently received the 2018 Virginia Renewable Energy Leadership Award for his longtime work in offshore wind energy.