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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public comment as it prepares an environmental assessment (EA) for a 12 MW offshore wind pilot project off the coast of Virginia.

Dominion Resources Inc. is heading the two-turbine project, which is proposed adjacent to the BOEM-designated Wind Energy Area (WEA) offshore Virginia. Dominion recently won the commercial lease for the Virginia WEA, and this demonstration project will aim to help the company’s future development an offshore project up to 2 GW.

For the 12 MW pilot, Dominion has teamed up with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, which has requested the research lease. BOEM has published in the Federal Register a notice about the EA and will accept public comments by April 14. In addition, BOEM will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the scope of the EA.



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