Avangrid submits plan for first phase of Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project

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Avangrid Renewables, developer of onshore and offshore wind in the U.S., has submitted a construction and operations plan to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the first phase of the Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project.

The plan includes the findings from an economic impact study conducted by the Public Strategy Group, which anticipates substantial economic and employment benefits to result from the construction of the project’s multiple phases between next year and 2030.

“We’re proud to be the first to submit a federal permit for a commercial scale offshore wind project in Virginia and the Carolinas,” said Bill White, Avangrid Renewables’ head of U.S. offshore wind. “Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind will deliver clean energy to customers in the region and significant economic benefits and quality jobs for decades to come.”

The first phase of the project, anticipated to begin construction as soon as 2024, will have the capacity to generate approximately 800 megawatts (MW) of electricity. When all phases are complete, Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind is expected to have a total generation capacity of up to 2,500 MW, or enough to power 700,000 homes – approximately four times the number of households in Virginia Beach.

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