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Favorable Offshore Winds Blowing from the Biden Administration

will supply 2.6 GW of clean energy to 800,000 Virginia homes and businesses when fully operational in 2026. The commercial CVOW project follows on the two-turbine 12 MW research project—also called CVOW—that is the first offshore wind farm to become operational in federal waters in 2020. (Deepwater Wind off Block Island, RI, is the first in state waters.)Dominion has also established a consortium to build the first Jones Act-compliant turbine installation vessel (TIV), called “Charybdis,” currently under construction in the Keppel Yard in Brownsville, TX.  Role of the States

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The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

, the United States’ first – and very ambitious – 130 turbine offshore wind project, died under its own weight after years-long delays caused its energy providers to end power supply contracts for the project in 2015. Indeed, just one project – the five-turbine (30 megawatt) Deepwater Wind farm off Block Island – is up and running so far. But, there are a slew of other projects in the pipeline. The two-turbine (12 megawatt) Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind facility – a “test” construction in advance of the planned 2,640-megawatt Dominion Energy Wind Farm &ndash

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Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

off southern New England. (See www.offshorewindus.org/2019/05/08/Ørsted-awards-windserve-marine-first-u-s-offs.)  Forward-thinking yards like Blount Boats in Warren, Rhode Island, have already stepped up to the plate and built a UK-designed offshore support vessel, which was used in the Deepwater Wind project in Rhode Island, the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. (Deepwater Wind has subsequently been acquired by Ørsted, the Danish wind company involved in numerous U.S. projects, as noted above.)At the same time, the United States has not committed to building

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Offshore Wind – A Brief History

with equipment, materials and positioning.  All of that means cheaper energy from offshore wind.-- 2016 – Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island, starts up, the first commercial offshore wind project in the US.   It’s relatively small – 30 megawatts, a project developed by Deepwater Wind.-- 2018 – DOE reports (2017 data) that the U.S. has a total of 25,434 MW of offshore wind energy in the pipeline, with projects in development in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia.  Globally, (2017 data) 3,387 MW of offshore wind capacity was commissioned, resulting

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VA Offshore Wind: A Strong Foundation

dollars.  For example, in 2017, the US Department of Energy (DOE) established the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium.  Virginia joined the Consortium this January, along with Maryland and Massachusetts.  The Consortium includes established wind energy companies, e.g., Deepwater Wind, Shell and Orsted, as well as the Carbon Trust, the Renewables Consulting Group and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  Critically, the Consortium has money - $41 million funded over four years.  DOE pledged $20.5 million: $18.5 million for the Consortium and $2

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Ørsted Tapped for Connecticut Offshore Wind Farm

;rsted North America, said, “Offshore wind will bring long-term economic and environmental benefits to Connecticut, attract related industry and supply chain investments to the state, and support Connecticut’s transition to renewable energy sources.”Revolution Wind is part of the Deepwater Wind portfolio which Ørsted acquired in October 2018. Deepwater Wind proposed the 100MW Revolution Wind project prior to the company’s acquisition.The selection follows the approval in December by Connecticut regulators of a 20-year PPA for the initial Revolution Wind project. Connecticut&rsqu

Ørsted Concludes Deepwater Wind Acquisition

Danish wind energy giant Orsted completed its previously announced takeover of Deepwater Wind from D.E. Shaw group in a deal valued at $510 million.The company closed the transaction of acquiring 100% of equity stake held by D.E. Shaw group in Deepwater Wind, which was announced in October this year, after securing approval from the US competition authorities.The new combined organization—Ørsted US Offshore Wind—will be able to deliver clean energy to every coastal state in the densely-populated east coast corridor between Massachusetts and Virginia. Seven states in that region have

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Orsted Expands US Business with $510 Mln Acquisition

Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million as part of its strategy to expand in a major growth market.The still small U.S. offshore wind sector is seen as one of the most important markets outside the core European region, where subsidies that have underpinned the industry since the early 1990s are starting to be wound back.Deepwater Wind, the builder of the only operating U.S. offshore wind farm, has a portfolio with a capacity of around 3.3 gigawatts (GW). Orsted's U.S portfolio currently has a capacity of 5.

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US Announces $18.5 Mln for Offshore Wind Research

,” said Timothy Unruh, EERE’s Assistant Secretary of Renewable Power. “Through this consortium, DOE seeks to support fundamental research to accelerate the development of affordable offshore wind technologies.”With only one commercial offshore wind plant operating in the U.S. (Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm off Rhode Island), further research is needed to address U.S.-specific conditions. This research will focus on conditions such as:deep water, where floating foundations are required,areas where the seabed conditions are not well understood,the impact of hurricanes

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