Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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8/23/18  10:43 am
Commenter: Marilyn Karp

Offshore Wind

In 2013, BOEM granted Dominion Energy the right to develop commercial wind power in a 112,800-acre site about 25 miles off the Virginia coast.

That project stalled, largely due to the cost. But last summer Dominion partnered with Danish energy giant Orsted to develop a two-turbine test site to determine if a larger commercial project would be feasible.

Those two 6-megawatt test turbines could be operational by 2021. Dominion’s large commercial site, if developed, could support up to 300 turbines powering as many as 500,000 homes.

The Energy plan being discussed here should lay out how we are get the 300 turbines installed and operational in the next 3 1/2 years. Why are we only working on a plan to see if real wind power is feasible? This makes no sense and sounds very much like a stalling tactic. You work for us the citizens of this commonwealth. We want wind power and we want it now. Please do your job is a responsible way.

Marilyn Karp

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