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Offshore Wind

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Page One of Virginia's Offshore Wind Opportunity Fact Sheet
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Offshore wind energy is a rapidly growing global industry that creates electricity from large wind turbines installed in coastal waters. The industry is poised for significant growth in the U.S., bringing with it considerable economic and environmental benefits. These benefits include the creation of thousands of jobs, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants, and increased energy resilience and security.

Virginia has the potential to become a national leader in the offshore wind industry. Our region’s port infrastructure, maritime workforce, and business environment are unmatched on the East Coast in their ability to support the manufacturing, installation, and servicing of offshore wind turbines. The HRPDC is working with regional and state partners to position Hampton Roads as a hub for East Coast offshore wind development. 

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Learn more about the HRPDC’s work to help bring this opportunity to Hampton Roads:

  • HRPDC resolution supporting offshore wind development
  • Article by HRPDC Deputy Executive Director, Keith Cannady, about Virginia’s offshore wind opportunity
  • Interview with HRPDC Senior Regional Planner, Matt Smith, about action the region and state can take to seize the offshore wind opportunity
  • Letter from HRPDC and NVRC to Virginia legislators supporting the creation of a “Virginia Office for Offshore Wind”
  • Regional leaders learn about offshore wind at HRPDC Board Meeting

Important News and Events

Groundbreaking for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project
Governor Northam Sets Goal for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2050
Dominion Energy Begins Process to Build Largest Offshore Wind Project in US

Offshore Wind Studies and Reports

Offshore Wind Resources-Market and Policy Overview: 3 (8,391KB)
Offshore Wind Resources – Additional Materials: 3 (25,452KB)



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