February 2021
Rejoining Paris Climate Accord Could Benefit Local Offshore Wind Project
“President Joe Biden signing the Paris Climate Accord and rejoining that indicates the United States is focused on renewable energy; offshore wind is a big part of that portfolio,” said Hampton Roads Alliance Chief Strategy Officer Nicole Ryf.
Key Progress Made Toward Construction of First Jones Act Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
Dominion Energy announced it has reached a major milestone – the keel laying – in the construction of the first Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel. Read the Article
Avangrid Submits Plan for 800MW First Phase of Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind Project
Avangrid Renewables has submitted a plan to federal regulators for the first 800-megawatt phase of its Kitty Hawk offshore wind project, an opening move in a plan to build 2.5 gigawatts of wind power off the Virginia and North Carolina coast over the coming decade. Read the Article
WATCH NOW: New College Institute Makes Waves in Offshore Wind Energy Project
The winds of change are coming to New College Institute in Martinsville near the end of this month in the form of an intensive training program that will equip its students with certifications needed to be considered for one of the largest offshore energy projects in the country. Read the Article
Dominion Energy Files Construction and Operations Plan for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project
Dominion Energy announced filing with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management the required Construction and Operations Plan to build the 2,640-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind commercial project. Read the Article
News from the Alliance
Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Supplier Readiness Events
In December 2020, the Hampton Roads Alliance and Dominion Energy hosted a series of events preparing Virginia businesses to become part of the burgeoning supply chain for offshore wind in the region. The series will continue in 2021, with more information coming soon. Click the links to access the presentation and view the PDF. Read the Article
The Hampton Roads Alliance Advances Offshore Wind Supply Chain Development Initiative
The Alliance reports significant progress on efforts to grow the regional economy by establishing Hampton Roads as the supply chain hub for the emerging east coast offshore wind industry. Read the Article
The Alliance 2020 Annual Report is Now Live!
The 2020 Annual Report showcases the relaunch of the Alliance as a multifaceted organization, focused not only on business attraction but also on business retention & expansion, strategic marketing, business intelligence, and the championing of regional economic recovery. View the Report
In Case You Missed It
Offshore Wind Insider compiled their top 40 articles of 2020. Virginia is featured in several of the articles. Check them out below: