Dominion Energy proposes largest offshore wind project in United States

US: Dominion Energy recently filed a proposal with PJM for a 2,600 MW offshore wind project, which, if approved, would be the largest such project in the United States.

The project would be located off the coast of Virginia Beach. Following the filing with PJM, Dominion expects to begin ocean survey work in 2020 and submit a Construction and Operations Plan in 2022.

Dominion Energy plans to complete the project in three phases, which each total 880 MW and will come online in 2024, 2025 and 2026, respectively.

In June, the company began construction on the 12 MW the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, which is the first fully permitted wind project in U.S. federal waters. The company expects to complete the project in 2020.

The projects support Dominion’s goal of reducing its carbon emissions by 55 percent by 2030. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently signed an executive order which sets a goal to source 100 percent of Virginia’s electricity production from carbon-free sources by 2050.

Source: Daily Energy Insider