Dominion Energy has received two final federal approvals for its 2.6GW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm in waters off the US east coast.
Dominion announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has approved the project’s construction and operations plan, while the Army Corps of Engineers has issued its permit for the potential impacts of the project on the marine environment. This includes approving the route of the project’s transmission line.
Dominion plans to start offshore construction on the 176-turbine project by the end of June 2024, and commission it in late 2026.
Bob Blue, chair, president and chief executive at Dominion Energy, said: “These regulatory approvals keep Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind on time and on budget as we focus on our mission of providing customers with reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy.”