Wind energy – U.S.A.
The Port of Virginia will lease 72 acres of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Dominion Energy as a staging and pre-assembly area for foundations of wind turbines that will be installed 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the news yesterday at the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) conference in Richmond.
“This agreement is a critical next step to propel the development of the largest offshore wind project off the East Coast of the United States,” Northam told IPF attendees.
The offshore wind project will eventually produce more than 2,600 MW of renewable energy, enough to power 660,000 homes, he said.
“The agreement between the Port of Virginia and Dominion will dramatically accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to clean, renewable energy, create good paying jobs and expand Virginia’s economy,” Northam said.
The partnership will also position the Port of Virginia as a hub of the emerging offshore wind energy industry, according to Northam.