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Dominion Energy wins 2.6GW Virginia offshore wind approval

Dominion Energy has received final state approval for its 2.6GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project to be built 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

The final order from the Virginia State Corporation Commission affirms that the project meets all the state’s statutory requirements for rider cost recovery and the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the onshore infrastructure.

Around 17 miles of new transmission lines and other onshore infrastructure has been granted as part of the approval.

The order also includes a performance requirement but does not outline the details of what this will involve.

CVOW is expected to require total investment of $9.8bn and is the largest single project of its kind to date in the US. It is due to complete construction in 2026.

Robert M. Blue, Dominion Energy Chair, President and CEO, said: "Our customers expect reliable, affordable energy, and offshore wind is key for delivering on that mission.

“We are very pleased that the commission has approved this important project that will benefit our customers. We are reviewing the specifics of the order, particularly the performance requirement.”


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