05 Sep '13, 6pm

Second US Offshore Wind Lease Goes to Dominion

Second US Offshore Wind Lease Goes to Dominion

The area in question is about 23 nautical miles from the Virginia Beach coastline in roughly 30-meter depths, with potential wind generation exceeding 2 GW. The area comprises 19 full blocks and 13 sub-blocks on the Outer Continental Shelf, identified to avoid various areas of concern including ecological habitats and shoals, military training areas, marine vessel traffic, and a dredge disposal site. Apparently only two bidders, Dominion and reportedly Apex Clean Energy, participated in yesterday's auction even though eight companies had been deemed "legally, technically and financially qualified " by the Department of Interior (DOI): Apex, Energy Management, EDF Renewable Development, Fisherman's Energy, Iberdrola Renewables, Sea Breeze Energy, and Orisol Energy. Apex's offshore wind plans for the Virginia coast, its Hampton Roads project , eyes up to 2 GW of capacity. Ma...

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