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  • 9 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    French company Naval Energies has joined the Offshore Wind California coalition, which gathers offshore wind developers and technology companies supporting a goal of 10 GW of installed offshore wind capacity in California by 2040. “We look forward to working with the Naval Energies team as we advance policies for the responsible development of offshore wind […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2016

    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 […]

  • 27 March 2017

    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.

  • 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 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 […]

  • 20 February 2019

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 October 2013

    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 […]

  • 10 September 2018

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • 31 July 2019

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 15 October 2015

    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, […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 20 June 2012

    Renewable resources will make Scotland the “Silicon Valley” of marine energy in the same way that hi-tech industries transformed Northern California, the First Minister said in the keynote speech of his American trade mission. First Minister Alex Salmond made the claim during a speech to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, the oldest public affairs forum in the United States. In a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Castle Wind LLC and Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a future power purchase agreement (PPA) for the proposed Castle Wind project in California. The MoU is said to outline the mutual interests and intent of the two parties to enter into the future long-term PPA for the 1GW floating […]

  • 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.

  • 27 February 2019

    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

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 13 June 2011

    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;