How Dominion Energy Plans to Launch an Offshore Wind Empire

GreenTech Media: Four years after the Block Island project first put wind turbines in American waters, the second U.S. offshore wind farm is about to rise 30 miles off Virginia Beach, and it’s happening in the middle of a pandemic.

With just two turbines, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot is tiny; and with a price tag of $300 million, it’s very expensive for a generation facility of its size. But Dominion sees the 12-megawatt project as a critical stepping-stone to its planned multi-gigawatt offshore wind empire in the Mid-Atlantic region, says Mark Mitchell, the utility’s head of generation projects.

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