2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wagner
Offshor Wind Development Authority (language only)

Item 96 #2s

Item 96 #2s

Commerce And Trade
Economic Development Incentive Payments

Page 77, after line 10, insert:
"8.  From the Governor’s Development Opportunity Fund, up to $6,000,000 shall be provided to the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority as cost-sharing for a Virginia-led proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for developing a National Offshore Wind Technology Center (NOWTC) based in Hampton Roads.  The award of these funds is contingent upon receipt of a federal award of at least the same amount from DOE.”

(This amendment provides funding for offshore wind development. In 2011, DOE intends to issue a request for proposals in a competitive solicitation for offshore wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects. In response to a previous DOE request for information about such projects, Virginia submitted a capstone response describing its concept for a NOWTC based in Hampton Roads, supported by 39 organizations from industry, government, and academia. DOE will require 50 percent non-federal cost-sharing on proposals for such Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects, and this appropriation from the Governor’s Development Opportunity Fund is intended to provide such cost-sharing.)