The Atlantic Ocean as viewed from Virginia Beach.L. Toshio Kishiyama | Moment | Getty ImagesConstruction work on the second offshore wind farm in th
The Atlantic Ocean as viewed from Virginia Beach.
L. Toshio Kishiyama | Moment | Getty Images
Construction work on the second offshore wind farm in the U.S. has been completed, with its two turbines installed and plans for a much larger project continuing to take shape.
In an announcement Monday, Dominion Energy said that the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project — a two-turbine, 12-megawatt (MW) facility — had been “built safely and on schedule despite the worldwide impact from the coronavirus pandemic.”
The company added that the project, which is located in waters 27 miles off Virginia Beach, would “enter service later this summer.” At its “peak output” the facility will be able to power 3,000 homes in Virginia.
Thomas F. Farrell, II, the chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Energy, described the construction of the project’s turbines as “a major milestone not only for offshore wind in Virginia but also for offshore wind in the United States.”
The pilot scheme is acting as something of a pathfinder for the proposed 2,640 MW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind commercial project.
Construction work on this large-scale…