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Virginia gives final OK to Dominion for 2.6-gigawatt offshore wind farm

August 08, 2022

PV Tech



PV Tech:

The Virginia State Corporation Commission has granted approval to Dominion Energy for its 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, to be built some 43 kilometres off the coast of Virginia Beach.

The developer filed plans for the USD 9.8 billion offshore wind farm with the Virginia State Corporation Commission in the fourth quarter of last year.

The final order from the Commission affirms that CVOW meets all Virginia statutory requirements for rider cost recovery and the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the onshore infrastructure.

As part of its order, the Virginia State Corporation Commission granted approval for approximately 27 kilometres of new transmission lines and other onshore infrastructure needed to deliver the clean energy generated offshore to homes and businesses across Virginia.

The order also includes a performance requirement, but does not outline the details surrounding that requirement, Dominion Energy said.

“Our customers expect reliable, affordable energy, and offshore wind is key for delivering on that mission,” said Robert M. Blue, Dominion Energy Chair, President and CEO.

[Adrijana Buljan]

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