A nuclear technology firm based in the Lynchburg area announced Tuesday the award of a $14 million dollar government contract that will allow the company to take part in the development of a mobile nuclear reactor.
The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220 wind turbines in federal waters it has already leased 27 miles (43 kilometers) off Virginia Beach.
Dominion Energy is proposing the largest offshore wind development in the country. The project will provide more renewable energy to its customers in the Commonwealth and boost the offshore wind industry on the East Coast.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Ralph Northam sad he has confidence in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and the state's ability to monitor and regulate construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.