Dominion Energy is in “the advanced stages of a process to identify a non-controlling equity financing partner” for its 2.6GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, said CEO Bob Blue.
The CVOW project off Virginia is due to be the US’s largest offshore wind farm.
"Our fully regulated offshore wind project is on time and on budget and is expected to save customers more than $3 billion in fuel costs over the first ten years of operation,” Blue added.
Dominion also stated that CVOW is expected to produce power for $77/MWh, down from its earlier forecasts of $80-$90/MWh.
The US offshore wind sector has been pummelled by rising costs because of inflation and supply chain bottlenecks, so the reduced cost forecast was not expected.