ICYMI: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Approves Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm
In case you missed it, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. This is a significant milestone in our state’s collective efforts to harness clean and sustainable energy for our nation and grow jobs and our economy.
BOEM’s favorable Record of Decision is the final significant step before BOEM approval of the Construction and Operations Plan for the project in order for construction to begin. The Record of Decision includes steps taken to increase the environmental benefits while minimizing impact.
This marks a pivotal step forward for the project, which will soon become the largest offshore wind farm in the nation. Located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, the CVOW is set to deliver enough energy to power up to 660,000 Virginia homes once it is fully operational and will be comprised of 176 offshore turbines.
Thanks to continued support and approval, the CVOW project is right on schedule, with construction planned to commence later this year. This marks a large step forward in our journey towards a greener, more sustainable future. Already, Dominion has welcomed steel foundation ports at the Port of Virginia which will be critical in the construction of the wind farm.
About Virginians For Offshore Wind: Virginians for Offshore Wind is a group of citizens and local organizations dedicated to promoting offshore wind in Virginia, including the clean energy transformation and economic opportunities that come with it. To learn more, visit www.virginiaosw.org.