RICHMOND, Virginia – Dominion Energy has filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) the construction and operations plan (COP) for the 2,640-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project.
This is said to be the largest planned offshore wind farm in the US.
The COP includes information about the construction, operations, and conceptual decommissioning plans for its proposed offshore wind farm to be installed within a 112,800-acre commercial lease area located 27 mi (43 km) off the coast of Virginia Beach.
BOEM’s review is expected to take about two years to complete.
The company said it applied the permitting, design and installation, experience from the CVOW pilot project to its proposed commercial project.
Pending approval by the State Corporation Commission, the CVOW commercial project is on track to start construction in 2024. Upon completion in 2026, it is expected to provide enough renewable electricity to power up to 660,000 homes.