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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has received expressions of interest from 14 developers in the call for information and nominations for obtaining commercial wind energy leases offshore California. The list of interested parties includes Equinor Wind US, EDF Renewables Development, EDP Renewables North America, Northland Power America, wpd Offshore Alpha, Avangrid Renewables, Castle Wind, US Mainstream […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Morro Bay City Council has approved an exclusive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Castle Wind LLC to support the development of the planned 1GW Castle Wind Offshore floating wind project off the coast of Central California.
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.
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.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Call for Information and Nominations to identify companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within three proposed areas off central and northern California on Friday.
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) and a consortium of private companies have submitted a lease application to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to advance the development of a floating wind project off Humboldt County in Northern California.
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.
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.
The California Energy Commission and the country of Denmark have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on offshore wind.
U.S. Geological Survey is carrying out a four-year study of seabird and marine mammal populations off central and southern California on behalf of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which received expressions of interest for wind and wave energy projects in these areas.
Principle Power and Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a floating wind project offshore Humboldt County, California, U.S.
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.
Offshore wind was one of the topics at a meeting between Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Governor of California Edmund G. Brown held in Sacramento on 3 April, when the two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to tackle climate change.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will soon issue a Federal Register Notice to determine if there is competitive interest in developing offshore wind projects off Morro Bay, California. BOEM announced this yesterday, after wrapping up an initial review of an unsolicited lease request from Trident Winds, LLC for a floating wind energy project in the […]
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 […]
Trident Winds will hold a public information session on its proposed offshore wind project off the city of Morro Bay, California. The company is proposing an offshore wind farm comprising 100 floating turbines approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the coast, which would use the city's outfall to hook to the electric grid at the PG&E substation. […]
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 […]
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. ("OPT" or "the Company"), a leading wave energy technology company, announced that it will participate in the 25th Annual Roth Capital Conference on March 20, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA. Brian M. Posner, Chief Financial Officer of OPT, is scheduled to give a presentation at 8:00 a.m. Pacific […]