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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 12:06 PM

Dominion announces 220-turbine offshore wind project in Virginia Beach

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Dominion announces 220-turbine offshore wind project in Virginia Beach
BY MEL LEONOR Richmond Times-Dispatch 2 hrs ago

Dominion Energy on Thursday announced plans to build the nationís largest offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia.

When winds are at their peak, the 220-turbine wind farm is projected to power 650,000 homes.

Dominion did not immediately share the estimated cost of the project, or how such costs would be borne by its ratepayers in Virginia.

Dominionís announcement comes two days after Gov. Ralph Northam signed an executive order calling for a plan to make Virginia's electric grid solely dependent on carbon-free energy sources by 2050.

That executive order included a goal of 2,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2026, a timeline Dominion says this project will meet.
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