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  • 27 March 2017
    Authorities

    A public information meeting on offshore wind energy will be held on April 13 in San Luis Obispo, California. The meeting will see the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) joining the State of California in sharing information on current planning activities for possible offshore wind development off the coast of California.

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will initiate planning with the State of California to establish an Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force to examine opportunities for offshore renewable energy development along the Golden State.  California Governor Jerry Brown requested formation of the task force in a May 12 letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. “In […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Authorities

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a task force meeting to review and discuss the issuance of a Call for Information and Nominations on areas for potential offshore wind leasing in California.

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The construction of floating offshore wind farms in California over the near- to long-term could contribute to economic development in the US West Coast state, especially if significant portions of equipment and services were procured locally, according to a report by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The report, Floating Offshore Wind in California: Gross […]

  • 13 April 2017

    Today, 13 April, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will join the State of California in sharing information on current planning activities for possible wind development off the state’s coast during a public meeting in San Luis Obispo.

  • 14 September 2015

    Last Friday, the California Assembly passed a bill to increase the state’s renewable portfolio goal to 50% by 2030. The American wind energy industry hailed California’s intention to get half its electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years as it steps up its efforts to fight climate change, saying wind can help get the job done […]

  • 9 August 2011

    The giant crashing waves that make for scenic photo ops on California’s coastline have also long enticed tech developers to try to… By Ucilia Wang (gigaom) [mappress] Source: gigaom, August 09, 2011

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Environment, Training & Education

    The California Energy Commission and the country of Denmark have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on offshore wind.

  • 20 February 2019
    R&D

    With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of California held the inaugural meeting of the California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force in Sacramento on 13 October. The inaugural meeting established a common set of themes and objectives the task force will use to guide future collaboration and consultation among its members. The […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is issuing a Request for Interest in a lease area offshore Morro Bay, California, requested by Trident Winds, LLC for its proposed 765MW floating wind energy project. In consultation with the State of California, BOEM has determined Trident Winds LLC is qualified to hold an Outer Continental Shelf lease […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    A coalition of wind energy companies has launched Offshore Wind California (OWC), calling on the state to set a goal of reaching a minimum of 10GW of offshore wind by 2040. Founding member companies include Equinor, Ørsted, Northland Power, Principle Power, Aker Solutions, Magellan Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power, as well as the nonprofit Pacific Ocean Energy Trust. OWC urged California to […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    William Toman has been engaged as President of the Protean Wave Energy, US subsidiary of Stonehenge Metals. Toman is an energy industry professional with more than 25 years of experience managing energy and environmental project development. He has been responsible for the development of over 2,000 MW of generating capacity for utilities and independent power producers both inside […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Hopper has announced Joan Barminski as the Regional Director of the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region. Barminski, who starts her position immediately, will be responsible for managing the development of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore California, Oregon, Washington, […]

  • 14 December 2016

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help expand offshore renewable energy development. Under the agreement, California and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) will coordinate the environmental review of potential marine renewable energy projects, such as offshore wind and wave […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The California Ocean Protection Council has awarded the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University with a USD 623,000 grant to study the feasibility of offshore wind generation for the Northern California coast.

  • 2 October 2013
    R&D

    John Reed, an entrepreneur who established ChannelWind, wants to build an offshore wind farm in the Santa Barbara Channel. Mr. Reed says that constant winds from Point Conception through the Channel make these places viable for developing floating offshore wind projects, KCOY news site writes. Mr. Reed created ChannelWind as a wind energy startup company […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Installing 7-9GW of offshore wind in California by 2040 could save local ratepayers up to USD 2 billion, according to a new study by E3. Modeling results across all scenarios in the study found that including 7-9GW of offshore wind capacity in California’s energy mix by 2040 would produce ratepayer savings of circa USD 1 to 2 billion […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities

    California Assembly Member Jordan Cunningham has called on the U.S. Interior Department’s Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to lease parts of the state’s coastline for offshore wind development. In his letter, Cunningham explained that due to the expected closing of San Luis Obispo County’s largest private employer, the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, in 2025, around 1,500 […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Authorities

    The U.S. State of California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Senate Bill No. 100 into law, committing to achieve the 100% renewable energy target by the end of 2045.

  • 31 July 2019
    R&D

    The Schatz Energy Research Center is carrying out a study on the wind resource and transmission constraints related to offshore wind in California. The research is part of three complementary studies that the U.S. center is conducting to assess offshore wind feasibility for the northern California coast. It is being funded by a USD 150,000 grant […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting a public information meeting on current planning activities for possible offshore wind development in California.

  • 11 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    German energy company EnBW and Seattle-based Trident Winds have formed a joint venture to develop the Morro Bay floating wind project off the coast of Central California.

  • 11 August 2011

      The amount of wind blowing off the California coast has high potential. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory atmospheric scientists are working with a Norwegian company to leverage that wind as a valuable energy source. LLNL has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sway, a renewable energy company that has developed floating towers for placing wind […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Australia’s Stonehenge Metals Limited and the California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) have agreed to jointly plan and execute the deployment of a staged ocean wave energy and energy storage micro-grid project at Cal Poly Research Pier at Avila Beach. The project is expected to be a staged deployment program, which is to commence during […]

  • 13 June 2011
    R&D

    Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will test an offshore wind power project — but not here in California.   by Steven E.F. Brown (bizjournals) [mappress] Source: bizjournals, June 13, 2011;