Vol. 2
February 17, 2021
Gov. Northam, Norfolk Officials to Unveil New Wind Turbine Technician Program in Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is taking another step toward becoming a green energy hub with a new college program that trains students to become wind turbine technicians. Virginia’s first certified Wind Turbine Technician program will be offered at Centura College in Norfolk. Read the Article
Siemens Gamesa Mulls Building US Blade Factory
Siemens Gamesa is considering opening a US turbine blade factory in Virginia in partnership with Dominion Energy. If given the green light, the factory would open in 2024/25, to coincide with Dominion's 2640MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project off the State's coastline.  
Biden Commits to Doubling Offshore Wind
A series of executive orders signed by President Joe Biden includes a new direction to double US offshore wind leases in federal waters by 2030.
Interview: Charles A. Donadio, Jr., President, Atlantic Wind Transfers
Entrepreneur and offshore wind pioneer Donadio sees big opportunities ahead for the U.S. market.
Anthony J. Romanello Column: Henrico, State Poised to Become International Leader in Renewable Energy
"Henrico has the infrastructure needed to support robust renewable energy initiatives. And as global leaders in technology also seek to be global leaders in effecting positive environmental change, they increasingly have been drawn to our strategic location," writes Romanello.
Partnership Between Sigora Solar and Isle of Wight County Schools Brings Solar to the County
Sigora Solar, the largest residential and commercial solar company in Virginia, announced a partnership with Isle of Wight County Schools to install solar at seven county schools, making the schools some of first in the region to transition to clean, reliable energy while saving money and providing educational opportunities for students. Read the Article
Upcoming Event
CVOW Friday Forum Events
It's not too late to sign up for the first of our monthly CVOW Friday Forums with Dominion Energy on Feb.19 at 9am! Have your questions answered by the Dominion Energy leadership managing the development and operation of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project. Register Here
In Case You Missed It
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