Wind is one of the most abundant natural, renewable resources available, and it creates emissions-free energy. Wind turbines are safe, have no impact on livestock, do not create excess levels of noise and are compatible with an agricultural community. Crops can be planted to within a few feet of the base of the turbine and animals may graze there. (Source: U.S. Department of Energy)
Wind is largely determined by weather patterns, the surface of the Earth, and bodies of water. The flow of air masses is harvested by wind turbines that capture the kinetic energy in surface wind and transform it into mechanical or electrical energy.
Dominion Energy is committed to ensuring that consumers have the energy they need for the future - to keep the economy strong, businesses growing and communities vibrant. Renewable energy sources will play an increasingly important role in meeting that need.