Study: Offshore substations in Va. could cost $652M per platform

03/14/2012 | Virginia Business

Building substations for wind farms off the coast of Virginia could cost up to $652 million per platform, according to a study commissioned by Dominion Virginia Power. Multiphase construction of platforms as wind power is generated could bring down costs, according to the study by ABB Power Systems Consulting. "As public policy is developed to support wind farms off Virginia's coast and leases are issued, Dominion will continue evaluating transmission options to ensure the identification of the lowest cost alternative for bringing offshore wind electricity to customers," said Scot Hathaway, Dominion's vice president of electric transmission.

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