America’s second offshore wind farm completes construction


The Atlantic Ocean as viewed from Virginia Beach.

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Construction work on the second offshore wind farm in the U.S. has been completed, with its two turbines installed and plans for a much larger project continuing to take shape.  

In an announcement Monday, Dominion Energy said that the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot project — a two-turbine, 12-megawatt (MW) facility  — had been “built safely and on schedule despite the worldwide impact from the coronavirus pandemic.”

The company added that the project, which is located in waters 27 miles off Virginia Beach, would “enter service later this summer.” At its “peak output” the facility will…


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