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Dominion seeks approval from Virginia regulators to build 2.6GW offshore wind farm

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Dominion Energy has filed plans with the Virginia State Corporation Commission for approval to construct the 2600MW Coastal Virginia commercial offshore wind farm off the coast of the US state.

The filing keeps the project on schedule and builds on recent economic development announcements, such as Siemens Gamesa turbine blade factory at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, said Dominion.

As part of the filing, Dominion Energy is also requesting State Corporation Commission approval to build approximately 27km of new transmission lines and other onshore infrastructure. A proposed transmission interconnection route is presented along with alternatives for the Commission to consider.

The proposed route would be the shortest of the potential routes and would impact private property the least, with 92% of the route located within the former Southeastern Parkway and Greenbelt corridor, owned primarily by the City of Virginia Beach and/or collocated with existing Dominion Energy transmission line corridors.

The company said the overall project represents an investment of $9.8bn.

All of the project’s costs are subject to approval by the State Corporation Commission, which will also consider the applicable tax credits of more than $1bn and expected fuel costs savings of more than $3bn for the project’s first 10 years.

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