NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Virginia has moved one step closer to launching its first offshore wind project.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that Dominion Energy has filed for approval from the State Corporation Commission to erect two wind turbines.
The initial demonstration project would stand about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. If approved, electricity would begin to flow in 2020.
The power company has teamed up with Orsted, a Denmark-based energy firm.