Virginia Marine Resources Commission Meeting- Gamesa G11X Offshore Wind Turbine Project- Lower Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, Virginia (#12-0149)

Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC)
Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC)

In this audio recording, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) voted 8-0 to approve the construction of a 479 foot-tall, 5MW wind turbine generator prototype in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, three miles off the eastern shore town of Cape Charles. Approval came with eight special conditions agreed to by the applicants and payment of a one-time royalty assessment for the underground cable crossing under 15,219 linear feet of state-owned submerged land at $3.00 per linear foot, and for the stone riprap scour protection at a rate of $0.35 per square foot (total royalty of $52,667.10). The applicant also agreed to conduct a comprehensive scientific study of the turbine's underwater acoustical potential impact on marine life under a variety of wind and weather conditions.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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