Statement from Liz Burdock, CEO & President, Business Network for Offshore Wind – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“We congratulate Dominion Energy on their announcement of this huge new offshore wind project 27 miles off the coast of Virginia. This 2600 megawatt (MW) project, with more than 220 wind turbines and enough to power 650,000 homes at peak wind, will transform the U.S. offshore wind marketplace,” said Liz Burdock, CEO & President of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “We are doubly pleased that Dominion chose our ‘Sea to Land’ event in Norfolk as the place to make this historic commitment to the U.S. offshore wind industry and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
“Dominion is also making history by being the first U.S. utility to take a lead role on a commercial-scale offshore wind project, and we encourage other U.S. utilities to follow their example as we build a home-grown offshore wind supply chain.”
“We urge the PJM Interconnection regional transmission organization to accept Dominion’s filing to connect to the power grid so that Virginia consumers can enjoy this clean power as soon as possible,” added Burdock.
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About the Business Network for Offshore Wind
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing an offshore wind supply chain in the United States. The Network is focused on delivering education, creating partnerships and advancing the industry. All membership and event proceeds are invested back into supporting the industry by helping the Network continue programmatic education and develop the tools and networks necessary to create a U.S. offshore wind supply chain. The Network hosts the annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) (www.2019ipf.com), the leading technical conference for offshore wind in the United States dedicated to moving the industry forward.
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