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Second US offshore wind project to be built off the coast of Virginia

Dominion Energy Virginia have signed an agreement and strategic partnership with DONG Energy to construct two 6-megawatt turbines off the coast of Virginia Beach, in the mid-Atlantic

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project is likely to begin immediately and installation is expected by the end of 2020. Construction period might vary according to several factors including the weather and protected species migration patterns.
This project marks a new step for offshore wind development in the United States, since it is the second offshore wind project in the country and the first owned by an electric utility company.
Phase one of the project includes the development of the two wind turbines, planned to be built 27 miles (43 km) off the coast of Virginia Beach on a 2,135-acre site leased by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. 

Full deployment might generate up to 2,000 megawatts of energy, which is enough to power 500,000 homes. 

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Source: DONG Energy