SCC sets schedule to consider Dominion Energy offshore wind energy project

dominion energyThe State Corporation Commission has scheduled a hearing to receive public testimony on a petition from Dominion Energy Virginia to construct and operate an offshore wind generating project.

Dominion seeks approval for two wind turbine generators in addition to related distribution infrastructure required to transmit power to the mainland. The combined 12-megawatt project, known as the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project, would be constructed in federal waters approximately 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

A hearing in Richmond is scheduled for October 9, 2018, at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s second-floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street. Any person wishing to offer public comment at the hearing should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff.

The SCC intends to webcast the audio portion of the Richmond hearing on its website. Instructions for listening to the proceeding can be found online at www.scc.virginia.gov/case/webcast.aspx.

Written comments on the petition are due October 3, 2018, and may be submitted to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23219-2118, and refer to case number PUR-2018-00121. Additionally, members of the public can submit written comments online via the SCC’s website at www.scc.virginia.gov/case/PublicComments.aspx. Find case number PUR-2018-00121, and click on the “submit comments” button for this case.

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