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Canopy Offshore Wind Power Project off the Coast of Northern California

Survey work will inform safe, responsible project design. RWE has selected Argeo to lead survey work with sophisticated, proven technology including an autonomous underwater vehicle. Geo SubSea, Coastal 35, and Smultea Sciences to provide and train Protected Species Observers (PSOs) on Canopy survey vessels. RWE today announced the upcoming start of the site investigation survey … Continue reading Canopy Offshore Wind Power Project off the Coast of Northern California

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Home energy storage for photovoltaics is booming in the US.

Alexis de Tocqueville, the French diplomat and famous observer of America, noted in 1840 that in democratic countries such as the US, a citizen’s independence “fills him with self-reliance and pride amongst his equals”. That same spirit might have been expected to help make the US a global leader in residential solar power, with homeowners … Continue reading Home energy storage for photovoltaics is booming in the US.

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Iberdrola starts its first photovoltaic plant in California

Iberdrola, through Avangrid, its subsidiary in the United States, has begun construction of the Camino Solar project in Kern Countru (California). The photovoltaic plant will have 105,000 solar panels and, with a capacity of 57 MW, will generate clean, emission-free energy for 14,000 US homes, a population similar to that of Arcos de la Frontera … Continue reading Iberdrola starts its first photovoltaic plant in California

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Offshore wind energy in northern California and southern Oregon

The potential for offshore wind power development along the northern California and southern Oregon coasts remains largely untapped. However, there is growing interest in taking advantage of this abundant renewable resource.Here we explore the challenges and opportunities of expanding offshore wind energy in the region, highlighting the benefits it can bring to local communities, the … Continue reading Offshore wind energy in northern California and southern Oregon

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Solar and wind power curtailments are rising in California

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the grid operator for most of the state, is increasingly curtailing solar- and wind-powered electricity generation as it faces the rapid growth of wind and solar power in California. Grid operators require wind and solar generators to curtail production to reduce energy output below the levels they would have … Continue reading Solar and wind power curtailments are rising in California

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American Clean Power-California Launches Council of Offshore Wind Leaseholders

California’s first-ever offshore wind leaseholders now have a unified voice. The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced the establishment of the California Council of Offshore Wind Leaseholders (CCOWL), a council within ACP-California (ACP-CA) dedicated to fostering the emerging California floating offshore wind market and advancing the state’s first projects. “Offshore wind’s untapped potential on the … Continue reading American Clean Power-California Launches Council of Offshore Wind Leaseholders

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Clean Energy Package Approved by Legislature & Launch of California’s First-Ever Offshore Wind Market

American Clean Power-California (ACP-CA), which represents utility-scale renewable energy developers, including all five of the leaseholders from California’s first offshore wind auction, released the statement below on behalf of Molly Croll, Pacific Offshore Wind Director with ACP-CA after the Senate voted 29-10 and Assembly voted 62-10 today to advance AB 1373 (E. Garcia), a clean … Continue reading Clean Energy Package Approved by Legislature & Launch of California’s First-Ever Offshore Wind Market

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Offshore Wind Power Could Be California’s Economic Solution

Offshore wind has the potential to be a major economic driver and energy solution for California, but time is running out for policymakers to take action. California set its first offshore wind goal last year, aiming for 25 gigawatts by 2045, enough to power 25 million homes. However, experts believe that the state should aim … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power Could Be California’s Economic Solution

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Offshore Wind Power: An Economic and Energy Solution for California

California has set a goal to generate 25 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2045, enough to supply 25 million homes. However, experts argue that the state should aim even higher to combat climate change, strengthen the electric grid, and boost the economy. Research conducted by Energy Innovation, GridLab, and UC Berkeley suggests that with … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power: An Economic and Energy Solution for California

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The Tehachapi-Mojave Wind Resource Area: Harnessing Wind Energy in California

Renewable energy is abundant in the Tehachapi Mountains, specifically in the Tehachapi-Mojave Wind Resource Area. With over 5,000 turbines of varying sizes, this wind farm investment is one of the largest and most productive in the world. The Tehachapi-Mojave Wind Resource Area owes its success to the strong winds that blow from the Mojave Desert. … Continue reading The Tehachapi-Mojave Wind Resource Area: Harnessing Wind Energy in California

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California offshore wind farms will create massive new economic development at ports

The State of California proposes to build 25 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2045 requiring nearly 1,700 new wind turbines, built at a rate of 92 floating turbines per year, and the Humboldt Bay Harbor District in Northern California wants to be the manufacturing center. The U.S. government has auctioned off Pacific coast offshore … Continue reading California offshore wind farms will create massive new economic development at ports

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Equinor Wins California Floating Offshore Wind Lease

As provisional winner of a lease area on the Outer Continental Shelf off California, Equinor continues to lead the way in growing the US’ offshore wind industry. Five leases were offered by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in thefirst-ever offshore wind lease sale on the US west coast and the first-ever US sale … Continue reading Equinor Wins California Floating Offshore Wind Lease

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RWE strengthens U.S. offshore wind portfolio with success in California’s floating offshore wind auction

Winning bid secures area with a capacity to develop up to 1.6 gigawatts of floating offshore wind energy. Second success in the U.S. offshore wind market lands RWE first commercial-scale floating offshore wind project and builds upon RWE’s experience from floating demonstration projects. RWE’s U.S. offshore wind development portfolio now totals about 4.6 gigawatts, including … Continue reading RWE strengthens U.S. offshore wind portfolio with success in California’s floating offshore wind auction

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California as a global leader in floating offshore wind technology

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) commended the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for holding a historic and successful wind energy lease sale that will position California as a global leader in floating offshore wind technology. The offshore wind energy lease sale conducted by BOEM generated $757.1 million in … Continue reading California as a global leader in floating offshore wind technology

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First US Floating Offshore Wind Auction

The US will hold the nation’s first lease auction for commercial-scale floating wind power today. The five deepwater lease tranches in two areas about 25 miles off the California coast have the potential to generate 4.5 GW of electricity, enough to power 1.5 million homes. Global interest in lease sales is strong with 43 companies … Continue reading First US Floating Offshore Wind Auction

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Powering the Future with Floating Offshore Wind Energy: What to Know About BOEM’s Upcoming California Lease Sale

At the American Clean Power’s (ACP) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference last month, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Amanda Lefton announced the first ever offshore wind energy lease sale for the West Coast. Scheduled for December 6, the upcoming auction will be the first sale to support commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy development in the … Continue reading Powering the Future with Floating Offshore Wind Energy: What to Know About BOEM’s Upcoming California Lease Sale

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BOEM Announces First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale at ACP’s WINDPOWER 2022 Conference

Today at the American Clean Power Association’s Offshore WINDPOWER 2022 conference and exhibition, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Amanda Lefton announced the final sale notice for the Department of Interior’s (DOI) first-ever offshore wind lease sale on America’s West Coast. The wind energy lease areas are in two regions on the Outer Continental … Continue reading BOEM Announces First-Ever California Offshore Wind Lease Sale at ACP’s WINDPOWER 2022 Conference

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Biden Announces Plan to Develop Floating Offshore Wind for the West Coast

Biden on Thursday announced several new initiatives to develop technology for massive floating wind turbines as part of the effort to launch offshore wind power in California and elsewhere on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm estimated that floating wind turbines could generate up to 2.8 terawatts of clean wind power in … Continue reading Biden Announces Plan to Develop Floating Offshore Wind for the West Coast

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California adopts offshore wind power goals of 25 GW by 2045

The Morro Bay Wind Energy Area covers about 276 square miles off the central California coast.The California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals that, state officials say, move California one step closer to development of wind energy off the state’s coast. Preliminary findings in the recently released report, Offshore Wind Energy … Continue reading California adopts offshore wind power goals of 25 GW by 2045

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Newly Adopted Offshore Wind Goals from California Energy Commission Show State is Prepared to “Go Big” on Offshore Wind and Stand Up First-of-its-Kind Renewable Energy Industry on the West Coast

The state energy commission adopted new offshore wind planning goals of 2-5 GW by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045—the two targets recommended by clean energy companies and a coalition of environmental groups, labor, and environmental justice advocates. merican Clean Power-California (ACP-CA) released the statement below on behalf of Alex Jackson, Director of American Clean … Continue reading Newly Adopted Offshore Wind Goals from California Energy Commission Show State is Prepared to “Go Big” on Offshore Wind and Stand Up First-of-its-Kind Renewable Energy Industry on the West Coast

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