Dominion has reported the complete and dependable testing of the 2 turbines, 12 MW CVOW or Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project. These turbines are ready to be launched in the market to provide a renewable and clean energy source to customers from Virginia.
The next step will be to pass the final documents to BOEM or the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to have the technical assessment. This is expected to finish by the end of the year. While the turbines are being assessed, they will still be operated.
CVOW is the only project allowed by the BOEM to have a completely operational facility to generate wind power. It has the ability to give energy to 3000 homes in Virginia.
Generating wind offshore is one of the clean energy strategies of Dominion to meet the requirements of the Virginia Clean Economy Act. This is to achieve the company’s commitment to having net-zero methane emissions and carbon dioxide by 2050.
To do this, the company will utilize critical permitting, installation, operation, and design experience from the completed project to the 2600 MW commercial plan proposed.