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CalCCA Webinar: Ocean of opportunity: the latest on offshore wind energy development in California

February 26, 2021 @ February 26, 2021 - February 26, 2021

Topic: Ocean of opportunity: the latest on offshore wind energy development in California

Date/Time: Friday, February 26, @Noon

Description: For California to achieve the goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity a more diverse, more reliable mix of clean energy resources is needed. Offshore wind represents a vast untapped source of clean energy in California, one that ramps up power production as demand peaks in the evening and solar drops off. Redwood Coast Energy Authority has taken the lead on coordinating an extensive planning and research process required for what could be California’s first floating offshore wind project off the coast of Humboldt County. This webinar will provide the latest news on the status of offshore wind development in California and the probability of a federal West Coast offshore lease auction in 2021. It will also include an overview of how floating platform technology works so that turbines can be located twenty miles and more offshore; how the price of offshore wind power is declining dramatically; and what issues must be addressed for successful offshore wind development. Be part of a discussion on how CCAs are helping to advance this new industry that promises high-wage jobs and significant economic development opportunities for California.

Matthew Marshall
Executive Director, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
President, CalCCA Board of Directors

Walt Musial
Manager Offshore Wind
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Tyler Studds
Head of Offshore Wind Business Development, West
Ocean Winds

Sponsored by:
Calpine and Calpine Energy Solutions