Virginia emerging as the South’s offshore wind giant

By Michelle Froese Over 250 local businesses and offshore wind experts met today to discuss Virginia’s emerging role in the U.S. offshore wind industry, positioning it as the South’s first offshore wind giant. The Business Network for Offshore Wind, along with the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, served as hosts for the Virginia Offshore Wind Executive Summit at the Hilton Norfolk.
As a first step, Virginia is moving forward with a 12-MW demonstration project consisting of two 6-MW turbines that will provide significant research and development as the industry grows off the Virginia coast.
Recently, Virginia designated 5,000 MW of solar and wind resources in

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