Virginia  Chapter

OffShore Wind

October 1, 2016- The Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island is the first US offshore wind farm. Five Halide 6MW turbines, recently installed by Deepwater Wind, are being commissioned for use. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

Wind Energy off of VA

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, CVOW, is being built right now by Dominion Energy. While Surfrider Foundation supports offshore wind projects if they are done right, we look at each project on a case by case basis. Here is some objective information about this two turbine pilot project specifically. 

https://vb.surfrider.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/FAQs_CVOW_VA_May2020.pdf

October 1, 2016- The Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island is the first US offshore wind farm. Five Halide 6MW turbines, recently installed by Deepwater Wind, are being commissioned for use. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)