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America's Second Offshore Wind Farm Is Now Under Construction

  • Dominion is working with Orsted on the project off Virginia
  • It will power up to 3,000 homes when completed next year
The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, Rhode Island, U.S.

The GE-Alstom Block Island Wind Farm stands in the water off Block Island, Rhode Island, U.S.

Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg
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Dominion Energy Inc. began work to install cables for a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia, marking the start of construction on the second such facility off the U.S. coast.

The Richmond, Virginia-based utility owner is working with Denmark’s Orsted A/S to install the two 6-megawatt turbines 27 miles (43 kilometers) east of Virginia Beach. They’re expected to start producing power for up to 3,000 homes next year, according to a statement Monday.