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VA - Dominion Completes Coastal Virginia Pilot Tests

12MW project is now ready for commercial operations to deliver power to Virginia customers

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Dominion Energy has announced today that the 12MW Coastal Virginia offshore wind farm off the US east coast has completed reliability testing and is ready to enter full commercial operations to deliver electricity to Virginia customers.

The company said that the next significant regulatory step is for the project to submit the final documentation for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to complete its technical review, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Turbines will remain in operation during this review process, it added.

Dominion Energy vice president of offshore wind Joshua Bennett said: “Our team has worked diligently with key stakeholders and regulators while safely navigating through the coronavirus pandemic to complete this vitally important project that is a key step to reducing carbon emissions.”

Installation of the two pilot turbines was completed in June.

Orsted served as the offshore engineering, procurement and construction lead for the pilot project.

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