Dominion Energy files COP for 2.6 GW Virginia offshore wind project

Dominion Energy has submitted a Construction and Operations Plan (COP) to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.

The COP includes information about the construction, operations and conceptual decommissioning plans for the wind farm to be installed within a 112,800ha area located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, as well as about onshore and support facilities.

BOEM will now review the COP for approximately two years.

Pending approval by the State Corporation Commission, the CVOW commercial project is on track to commence construction in 2024 and be completed in 2026.

Earlier this year, Dominion Energy completed the construction of CVOW’s first phase – the two-turbine pilot project located adjacent to the commercial lease area.

Located some 43 km off the coast, the 12 GW project is meant to provide the operational, weather, and environmental experience needed for the 2.6 GW development.