Offshore wind turbines coming to waters off Virginia Beach

(TOM) SOME NEW INFORMATION EMERGING ON A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A CHESAPEAKE MOTEL POLICE NOW SAY A 17-YEAR-OLD WAS KILLED ON GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGHWAY

HE WAS SHOT AROUND 4-30 WEDNESDAY MORNING IN THE DAYS INN PARKING LOT INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAN WAS SITTING IN HIS CAR WHEN THE TEEN APPROACHED AND THERE WAS SOME KIND OF CONFRONTATION POLICE SAY THEY AREN'T FILING CHARGES RIGHT NOW AGAINST THE GUNMAN– BUT THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES (TOM) A VIRGINIA BEACH WOMAN IS UNDER ARREST FOR HITTING TWO POLICE CARS EARLY THIS MORNING 21-YEAR-OLD GILLIAN MARIE SCORRANO IS CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

IT HAPPENED AROUND 1 THIS MORNING ON 264 NEAR THE FIRST COLONIAL ROAD EXIT POLICE SAY SHE RAN TWO POLICE CARS AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE SCENE OF A TRAFFIC STOP NO ONE WAS HURT (TOM/LBBOX) A MAJOR ADVANCE TOWARDS HARNESSING THE WIND OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TODAY– OUR FIRST LOOK AT A SHIP THAT CAN GET AN IDEA OF WHERE TO PUT WIND TURBINES

OF COURSE THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER QUESTIONS– LIKE HOW FAR OUT WOULD THEY BE– AND WHEN COULD THEY BE BUILT 10 ON YOUR SIDE'S CHRIS HORNE IS FOLLOWING UP ON HIS SPECIAL REPORT ON OFFSHORE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CHRIS? (CHRIS) IT'S A PILOT PROJECT THAT WILL START WITH TWO WIND TURBINES, BUT IT COULD GROW TO AS MANY AS TWO HUNDRED THE COMPANY SAYS THEY'LL BE SO FAR OFF SHORE YOU WON'T SEE THEM (CHRIS HORNE REPORTING) WE FOUND OUT IN MAY THAT GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM IS NO FAN OF OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION, BUT HE LOVES OFFSHORE WIND

GOV RALPH NORTHAM / (D) VIRGINIA — THE MORE WE CAN WORK TOWARD RENEWABLE ENERGY ESPECIALLY SOLAR AND WIND I THINK THE BETTER FOR ALL OF US NORTHAM TOURED THE GERRY BORDELON – WHICH WILL HELP DOMINION ENERGY AND ORSTED NORTH AMERICA FIND WHERE TO BUILD WIND TURBINES THEY WILL TOWER 550 FEET ABOVE THE WATER, BUT THOMAS FARRELL / CEO, DOMINION ENERGY — THEY WON'T BE VISIBLE AT ALL FROM THE BEACH THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'LL BE 27 MILES OUT DOMINION WILL START WITH TWO TURBINES THE PILOT PROJECT COULD LEAD TO 200 TURBINES

ENOUGH TO POWER HALF A MILLION HOMES THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL ALSO POWER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THOMAS FARRELL / CEO, DOMINION ENERGY — IT'S GONNA HAVE A LOT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR HAMPTON ROADS, NOT JUST THE WINDFARM ITSELF , BUT BUILDING THE WINDFARM, AND THE MAINTENANCE ON THE WINDFARM, TENDERS, WORKERS ORSTED NORTH AMERICA HAS BUILT MORE THAN TWO DOZEN OFFSHORE FARMS AND SEES PROMISE IN VIRGINIA WATERS THOMAS BOSTROM / PRESIDENT, ORSTED NORTH AMERICA –THE POTENTIAL ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD IS JUST TREMENDOUS IT'S GREAT TIMING AS WELL THE COSTS HAVE COME DOWN NORTHAM CREDITS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITH PASSING THE GRID TRANSFORMATION ACT THIS YEAR – LEGISLATION THAT'S ENABLING THE OFFSHORE WINDFARM PROGRAM

EUROPE HAS HAD THEM FOR DECADES – AND ORSTED SEES A WORLD EVENTUALLY POWERED BY NOTHING BUT RENEWABLE ENERGY THOMAS BOSTROM / PRESIDENT, ORSTED NORTH AMERICA — IT'S BIG LEAD BY EXAMPLE (CHRIS) THE TRANSMISSION LINES WOULD COME ASHORE JUST NORTH OF THE DAM NECK BASE DOMINION SAYS CONSTRUCTION ON THE WIND TURBINES COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT YEAR CHRIS HORNE 10 ON YOUR

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