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Investing in sustainable energy means Dominion Energy is creating new avenues for good-paying jobs. The Hampton Roads Alliance commissioned an offshore wind economic impact analysis, which was performed by Mangum Economics. During Phase II commercial project construction, the analysis projects 900 jobs could be created during the construction period.

During Phase II Construction

900 jobs
900 jobs

direct and indirect in Virginia annually

$57 Million
$57 million

in pay and benefits

$143 million
$143 million

in economic output

$2 million
$2 million

in revenues for local governments in the Hampton Roads area

$3 million
$3 million

in Virginia state tax revenues

Once the Phase II commercial project is complete, the analysis estimates CVOW will create approximately 1,100 jobs from operations and generate $11 million annually in local and state tax revenue and almost $210 million annually in economic impacts. That means hundreds of good-paying, clean energy jobs in the Commonwealth that will help transform the economy in Hampton Roads and beyond.

During Phase II Operational

1,100 jobs
1,100 jobs

direct and indirect in Virginia annually

$82 Million
$82 million

in pay and benefits

$210 million
$210 million

in economic output

$6 million
$6 million

in revenues for local governments in the Hampton Roads area

$5 million
$5 million

in Virginia state tax revenues

Clean energy jobs in construction and operations will serve as a catalyst for delivering clean, renewable energy to the Commonwealth,” said Josh Bennett, Vice President of Offshore Wind for Dominion Energy. “The formation of the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance is a critical step to developing a talented offshore wind workforce here in Virginia.

Training the Workforce of Tomorrow

In addition to helping fund these projects, Dominion Energy is working with colleges and universities, labor unions and other partners throughout the region to help train the next generation of clean energy employees. Through our partnerships with Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University we’re helping build a pipeline of talent in engineering, supply chain management and ship building and repair.

Old Dominion University

ODU’s Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography and OpenSeas Technology Innovation Hub have played leading roles in supporting these projects. As construction continues to progress, the university views it as an integral component of their overall maritime strategy.

Tidewater Community College

Since 2010, we’ve worked with Tidewater Community College to build a curriculum for renewable energy education. This program prepares students for a career in the design, installation and maintenance of alternative energy systems, including offshore wind.

Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance

In October 2020 Governor, Ralph Northam announced the formation of a new workforce training collaborative that will offer industry required certifications necessary for the operation and long-term maintenance of wind power projects.

Workers in front of windmill