Dominion Virginia Power considers large tracts of land

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February 10, 2012

3:30 PM

Last week, after the Obama administration opened a 112,000 acre tract of land 26 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach to wind turbine generators, Dominion Virginia Power indicated its hopes to install 100 to 400 turbines as part of the project, the Daily Press reported. The apportioned area has been divided into nearly 20 blocks, three miles by three miles each. Dominion’s intention to fill anywhere from a quarter of the blocks to all of them with turbines could result in 2,400 megawatts of power, enough energy to power  half a million households. Two other energy companies also have expressed interest in the area.

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Senior Staff Writer Walter Hickey '12 is an Applied Mathematics major from Harriman, N.Y. He was previously Online Editor.