The 14-megawatt turbines will be slightly more than 800 feet tall, or nearly 200 feet taller than the 6-megawatt turbines installed for the Phase I pilot project. A detailed visual assessment was included in the Construction and Operations Plan submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in December 2020.

When fully constructed in 2026, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project will deliver up to 8.8 million megawatts per year of clean, renewable energy to the grid — powering up to 660,000 Virginia homes — and will avoid as much as 5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually — the equivalent of planting more than 80 million trees.

Our initial estimate based on the mature European market experience is nearly $7.8 billion. A key to managing costs will be the development of a robust U.S. supply chain. We will work tirelessly toward the development of a U.S.-based supply chain anchored in Hampton Roads.

We estimate that over the life of the Phase II commercial project, the net average monthly bill impact will be less than $4 for the typical residential customer after accounting for fuel cost savings and the value of the wind energy’s renewable attributes. Qualifying low-income customers will be exempt from this additional monthly charge.

The Virginia Clean Economy Act includes language designed to contain the cost of the project, which is subject to regulatory scrutiny from the Virginia State Corporation Commission. We are also required under the law to submit status reports to the Commission on at least a quarterly basis during the project’s construction to provide updates on our progress and performance to the construction timeline and budget.

How many turbines will be installed for this project?

The exact quantity of turbines to be deployed is subject to final project site conditions and the design layout of the wind farm, but it will likely be around 180 turbines.

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