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A wind energy company has reached out to the owners of shuttered power plant in Morro Bay as well to the city over the use of their facilities for its renewable energy project. Namely, Trident Winds LLC, is considering building a project comprising 100 floating turbines offshore Morro Bay. The company plans running export cables […]
Tomorrow on March 23 residents of the Bournemouth’s coast will have an opportunity to see the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm in alternative images, which have been prepared by a campaigning group Challenge Navitus. Councillors from Bournemouth’s seven coastal wards have organized the meeting in the Royal Bath Hotel at 1.30pm, where Challenge Navitus […]
Sea Asia, the region’s leading maritime conference and exhibition in Singapore, hosted even more senior industry executives on its second day, building on yesterday’s record-breaking numbers. At the end of Day Two this evening, some 9,173 international and regional participants had passed through the show’s doors. As visitors formed a steady stream into the Marina […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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. […]
After shutting down the gas-fired power plant in Morro Bay, Dynegy is considering an option of using the site to harness energy from the ocean, writes the Tribune. The power plant, which was operating since 1950s, was closed as it was not generating revenue. Now the Huston-based utility company is “looking into whether the technology […]
A representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Patricia A. Haddad, introduced a bill that would promote renewable energy generation off its coast. The legislation requires utilities to conduct periodic joint solicitations for proposals from offshore wind energy developers no later than 30 June 2016. The first solicitation would be for 1.5 million MWh per […]
The ocean energy pioneers of tomorrow have been offered the chance to compete for a week of free testing – worth £38,000 ($61,000) – at FloWave, the world’s most sophisticated ocean energy simulator. The FloWave Prize – or ‘FPrize’ – is aimed at young researchers studying for PHDs and beyond, who must put forward their […]
Class-leading offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services today unveils Seacat Intrepid, the first DNV GL certified 26m-crew transfer vessel to profit from a unique workboat tank-testing programme. With preliminary sea trials now complete, the official unveiling of Seacat Intrepid marks a turning point in the evolution of workboat craftsmanship and design. Seacat Intrepid is […]
Halcyon Tidal Power is meeting with state and federal regulators in Bangor to discuss Pennamaquan renewable energy project. Namely, the Augusta-based company plans to develop a USD 125 million tidal energy project in Cobscook Bay, capable of providing electricity for 13,000 homes. The project consists of 1500 foot Halcyon Enclosure at Pennamaquan Estuary comprising up to […]
Fred. Olsen United is one of those few players that plays a role in almost all aspects of the offshore wind industry and is able to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution. This diverse company has been active in the offshore wind industry since the early days and is now uniting capabilities to provide a single interface with the client. In 2007, installation […]
On the longest day of the year Arklow Marine Services successfully launched its second 20 metre wind farm service vessel into the River Avoca at Arklow. The vessel looking splendid in her Alicat colours has again been delivered ahead of the scheduled delivery date. Local people crammed the quaysides, both north and south to witness […]
A public exhibition on plans for a wind turbine stretching to 196 meters in height is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Bayview football stadium between 3pm-7pm, reports Fife Today. Scottish Enterprise is going to submit a planning application to build a single offshore prototype wind turbine at the Fife Energy Park in Methil, for […]
The ocean is becoming an increasingly crowded place. New users, such as the wind industry, compete with existing users and interests for space and resources. With the federal mandate for comprehensive ocean planning made explicit in the National Ocean Policy, the need for the transparent evaluation of potential tradeoffs is now greater than ever. A […]
UK-based, OSBIT Power (OP) announced today it has begun offshore trials of its innovative offshore wind access system, MaXccess. OP has agreed with Siemens Wind Power and Statoil to conduct trials at Statoil’s Hywind demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The MaXccess system has been developed by OP, with the first production MaXccess unit, MX11/01, […]