First Offshore Wind Energy Farm in Federal Waters Scheduled to Start May 2020

The first U.S. offshore wind energy project on a federal lease is on track to begin construction in May, and its Virginia backers are moving to position the state as a central base for building more off the East Coast. The Port of Virginia announced a lease agreement with wind developer ├śrsted to provide 40 acres of area for staging wind turbine components, material, and vessels for offshore construction. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind will be two 6-megawatt turbines 27 miles east of Virginia Beach. The turbines will be built by ├śrsted for power provider Dominion Energy.

Wind Energy Farm in Federal Waters