Vol. 12
July 14, 2021
Hampton Roads Is On Its Way To Becoming A Wind Capital
In the year since the enactment of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, Virginia has been on its way to achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, aided by a planned 5,200 megawatts offshore wind by 2035. As a testament to VCEA's success, Virginia has become one of the national leaders in offshore wind, spurring economic development and workforce training programs across the state.
Virginia & North Carolina: Commercial Offshore Wind Parks on Deck
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is starting its environmental review for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial, or CVOW-C, project. This is a big deal because, if approved, it will be the first commercial offshore wind farm in Virginia’s Atlantic Ocean waters.
Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland Announces Progress in Virginia’s First Commercial Offshore Wind Project
Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland, Governor Ralph Northam and US Senator Tim Kaine spoke in Norfolk on Thursday to announce an environmental review for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial project.
Virginia Beach’s Offshore Wind Commission to Include International Partners
Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer’s commission for an $8 billion windfarm will include several international partners. The commission, chaired by Vice Mayor Jim Wood, will include a broad cross-section of stakeholders, including representatives from Dominion Energy, Virginia Beach, US Navy, US Coast Guard, Tidewater Community College, and more.
Upcoming Events
August CVOW Friday Forum
Join the Hampton Roads Alliance and our partners in August for an in-person CVOW Friday Forum! Join us on August 20th from 10am-12pm for an Open House style opportunity to meet our experts in person and continue learning about the opportunities presented by offshore wind in the Commonwealth. Sign up coming soon!
2021 IPF Conference - August 24-26
IPF, the largest offshore wind conference in the Western hemisphere, is being held in Richmond, VA! It brings together the global offshore wind supply chain and provides the latest in education, networking, and platforms to help you grow your business.