Virginia Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Site Development

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME)
James Madison University (JMU), Virginia Center for Wind Energy (VCWE)


The report provides a comprehensive pre-development assessment of three potential advanced technology demonstration sites in state waters – in the James River near the former Suffolk campus of the Tidewater Community college, at Newport News Point near the wave screen, and on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel near the northern end.  It also presents a met-ocean design environment characterization of Virginia waters; an events-based analysis and meteorological modeling of Virginia coastal and offshore winds; and, a meso-modeling of the wind resource with estimated energy production of sample wind turbines.
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
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