Dominion unveils a new 220-turbine wind project at Virginia Beach

23 Septembre, 2019, 08:57 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Dominion Energy is proposing a $7.8 billion offshore wind project that would generate 2,600 megawatts

Electric utility Dominion Energy plans to develop a 2600MW offshore wind project, following on from the state governor's executive order targeting 30% renewable supply by 2030.

If the massive project gains federal and state approvals, the $7.8 billion plan would provide 880 megawatts energy by 2024 and approximately 2,600 megawatts of power in total by 2026.

The energy company announced Thursday that it had filed an application with PJM, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the electrical grid in 13 states and Washington, D.C., to connect the turbines to the transmission grid. "We believe Virginia can become a hub for offshore wind development across the eastern seaboard but, whenever a project is paid for by Virginians, it is imperative-regardless of fuel source-that we carefully scrutinize the project to ensure that unnecessary costs are not imposed in our transition to zero-carbon electricity".

It means that for the first time, renewables are expected to come online below market prices and without an additional subsidy on bills, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said.

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Dominion Energy's filing is a vital first step to move forward in developing Virginia's full offshore wind potential.

An energy regulation overhaul in 2018 that Dominion helped push into law makes it easier to get approval for renewable energy projects like the offshore wind project while giving Dominion increased flexibility in accounting for costs and virtually guarantees that it won't be ordered to give customers refunds or lower rates.

The successful projects include four Scottish island wind farm schemes and six offshore wind projects in the waters off Scotland and England, which are set to be delivered between 2023 and 2025 for between £39.65 and £41.61 per megawatt hour.

If approved, the project would be located in the 112,800 acres Dominion Energy now is leasing from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The final investment decision (FID) for the project is to be made next year, with onshore works planned to commence in 2021, followed by offshore construction from 2022.

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