With a $1.6 million bid on Wednesday 9/4, Dominion Virginia won the right to lease 112,799 acres of federal waters for the development of an offshore wind farm in the next 5-6 years. The lease represents only the second US offshore lease sale for wind.
An offshore wind farm in the Virginia lease block in 2018 could produce 2000MW of electricity. This would be 5 times the capacity of the Asheville Plant or 25% more capacity than the Surry Nuclear Power Plant in…Continue
Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:03pm
HB484 establishes permitting program for siting and operation of wind projects and identifies NCDENR as state permitting agency.
Posted on May 20, 2013 at 6:59pm
Gov. Pat McCrory is telling the Obama administration he supports plans that could one day see wind turbine towers poking out of the Atlantic Ocean miles off the North Carolina coast.
McCrory expressed his support for wind power in a letter this week to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is gauging commercial interest in wind farms off North Carolina's northern Outer Banks and Cape Fear. The three ocean blocks that may be leased for wind farms were selected because…
Posted on January 25, 2013 at 4:36pm
RALEIGH, N.C. - The wind that blows across North Carolina supports 3,000 jobs in the state, according to the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition. The organization says those jobs could be in jeopardy if Congress does not extend the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), set to expire at the end of this…Continue
Posted on July 26, 2012 at 4:40pm