BOEM Dominion’s Offshore Wind Project Review
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is due to receive comments to inform the preparation of an environmental impact statement for Dominion Energy Inc.’s proposal to construct a wind energy facility offshore Virginia. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project would consist of 205 turbines capable of generating 2.5 to 3 gigawatts. The project would help the state reach its legislated goal of securing 5.2 gigawatts of offshore energy by 2034. Dominion Energy is already operating a two-turbine, 12-megawatt pilot wind farm located near the proposed project location and is expected to provide data to inform the commercial-scale project.