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Scientists to study how offshore wind construction off Virginia Beach impacts fish

Virginia Mercury | Dec 18, 2023

Researchers with the Nature Conservancy and federal government are embarking on groundbreaking research off the coast of Virginia Beach to see how driving offshore wind turbines into the seafloor impacts fish behavior.

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As other wind projects stall, Virginia's approach keeps Dominion's on track

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Dec 18, 2023

With the certainty that state oversight and the Clean Economy Act gave, Dominion was able to nail down firm contracts from suppliers. “The fact that we have a regulated project, and the fact that the Clean Economy Act set those targets, gave us the confidence to go to the vendors and say this is what we need on this schedule,” said Bob Blue, Dominion Energy's chair, president and chief executive officer.

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As industry struggles, federal, state offshore wind goals could get tougher to meet

Virginia Mercury | Nov 06, 2023

Jeremy Slayton, a company spokesperson, said the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s record of decision, the 2,600 megawatt, 176-turbine project’s “last major permitting milestone,” will allow some onshore construction to start. It’s scheduled to be finished by 2026.

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How Dominion Avoided Pitfalls to Prosper in Wind Farm Industry

Bloomberg | Nov 03, 2023

The company announced Friday it anticipates producing electricity at its $9.8 billion Coastal Virginia wind farm for $77 a megawatt hour, down from earlier forecasts .... The largest US project yet to win regulatory approval remains on track to begin offshore construction next year and is eventually expected to supply enough power for 660,000 homes.

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Arrival of hulking steel structures at Port of Virginia marks progress in Virginia offshore wind project

The Virginian-Pilot | Oct 29, 2023

The project is also at the heart of Virginia’s all-of-the-above approach to energy production, which aims to make energy cheap and plentiful by employing fossil fuels, nuclear and growing green energy, said Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who attended the event.

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