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    Thursday, October 08, 2015

    UTILITY TAKES 2ND RUN AT OCEAN WIND

    Dominion to seek new bids on offshore wind

    John Ramsey, October 7, 2015 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

    “Dominion Resources will go through a second round of bidding to build [twin 6-megawatt turbines] off the Virginia coast while a group of state officials and industry executives lobby the General Assembly to save the offshore wind demonstration project…The initial bid for the two-turbine project came in at nearly twice Dominion’s estimated $230 million price tag…After a series of summer meetings with 87 interested parties — among them manufacturers, engineers and environmental groups — Dominion decided to break up its request for proposals into several smaller pieces…Dominion should know by the end of the first quarter of 2016 how much it will save through the new bid process…[It] asked the Energy Department for a one-year extension to use a $47 million grant for the wind project…Dominion hopes to eventually install about 300 turbines across 112,800 acres near the test site…” click here for more

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