Virginia Offshore Wind Integration Study

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)
Dominion Virginia Power (DVP)

The study evaluates potential locations for integrating multiple wind generation facilities with Dominion Virginia Power's (DVP) transmission system in the South Hampton Roads area. The results indicate that it is possible to interconnect large scale wind generation facilities up to a total installed capability of 4,500 MW with the existing transmission system in the Virginia Beach area. When the actual output approaches 2,700 MW, there are greater probabilities that the output will have to be limited due to transmission constraints unless transmission infrastructure improvement are made. Up to 1,500 MW of generation injection into the Landstown Station would not be expected to create transmission deficiencies.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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