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Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (Virginia)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Systems Integrator
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Virginia
Program Type 
Industry Recruitment/Support
Provider 
Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority

The Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority is a public body, established for the purposes of facilitating, coordinating, and supporting the development, either by the Authority or by other qualified entities, of the offshore wind energy industry, offshore wind energy projects, and associated supply chain vendors. The Authority is tasked with collecting relevant metocean and environmental data, identifying existing state and regulatory or administrative barriers to the development of the offshore wind energy industry, working in cooperation with relevant local, state, and federal agencies to upgrade port and other logistical facilities and sites to accommodate the manufacturing and assembly of offshore wind energy project components and vessels, and ensuring that the development of such projects is compatible with other ocean uses and avian and marine resources. In cooperation with the relevant state and federal agencies as necessary, the Authority will recommend ways to encourage and expedite the development of the offshore wind energy industry. The Authority is also responsible for consulting with research institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and stakeholders as the Authority deems appropriate.