ACP Offshore

October 3-4, 2023   |   Boston, MA   |   Hynes Convention Center

Offshore wind is a once-in-a-generation opportunity and its momentum forward continues leading into ACP’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition this fall. The event has cultivated a dedicated and thriving global community of top developers and experts. As more steel goes in the water, this event will only continue to grow in value and scope.

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Additional Offshore Wind Investment Coming to Virginia with Announcement of New $681 Million Submarine Cable Facility

Virginia is continuing its path to becoming a hub for the global offshore wind supply chain with today’s announcement of a new manufacturing facility coming to the Commonwealth. LS GreenLink USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of LS Cable & System, will invest $681 million to build a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) submarine cable manufacturing facility in the City of Chesapeake. This investment is set to create over 330 full-time jobs, bolstering the local economy and reinforcing Virginia’s position as a leader in the offshore wind industry. 

Department of the Interior Sets Auction Date for Central Atlantic Wind Energy Areas

Richmond, VA- Today, the Department of the Interior released a Final Sale Notice (FSN) for two offshore wind lease areas in the Central Atlantic, marking an important step on the path to continued offshore wind development in the region. On August 14, 2024, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold an auction for wind energy areas (WEAs) in the Central Atlantic that have the potential to provide more than 6.3 gigawatts (GWs) of clean, reliable energy to millions of residents. 

Mississippi’s First Wind Farm Begins Operations

Tunica County, MS – Today the wind industry celebrated a major milestone as the first wind farm in the state of Mississippi officially began operations. Owned by Virginia-based AES, Delta Wind is a 184.5 MW project located in Tunica County, Mississippi. Energy generated from the project – enough to power more than 80,000 homes – is being purchased by online retailer Amazon, and will go towards meeting that organization’s goal to power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The project is located on privately-held agricultural land that will continue to be used to farm rice, corn, soybeans, and wheat.  

On Global Wind Day, the Southeastern Wind Coalition Celebrates Progress In the Region

Raleigh, NC – In celebration of Global Wind Day on June 15th, the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) is highlighting the significant strides being made in both onshore and offshore wind energy development in our region. With more than 8 gigawatts (GW) in various stages of development, the Southeast is rapidly becoming a leader in sustainable energy by embracing wind energy and the economic and clean energy opportunities it provides. 

As Offshore Construction Begins, Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Leads the Way for the Southeast

Virginia Beach, Va.– The future of clean energy in the Southeast reaches a significant milestone as the 2.6 gigawatt (GW) Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project commences offshore construction, marking a historic leap towards sustainable energy generation in the region. A project of Richmond-based utility Dominion Energy, CVOW represents a groundbreaking venture that combines proven clean energy technology with a long-term commitment to environmental stewardship. As the largest offshore wind project in the country, CVOW demonstrates the potential that clean energy has in the Southeast and provides a roadmap for continued offshore wind deployment in the region. 

SEWC Statement on Public Staff Motion Requesting Expedited Acquisition RFI for Offshore Wind    

Raleigh, N.C. – On April 17th, the North Carolina Public Staff (Public Staff) filed a motion with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC or the Commission) requesting approval for the development and issuance of an expedited Acquisition Request for Information (ARFI) for offshore wind as part of the Carbon Plan IRP process. Duke Energy had previously requested that the Commission approve their plans to issue an ARFI in early 2025 for up to 2,400 MW of offshore wind off the coast of North Carolina “to better determine the cost and availability of offshore wind resource options for the Companies’ customers on the timelines identified in the Plan.” 

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