RCEA Takes Next Steps in Floating Offshore Wind Project
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) in northern California and a consortium of private companies have submitted a lease application to advance the first commercial scale project for floating offshore wind in the United States.
The application for the offshore wind energy development off the coast of Humboldt county in Northern California has been submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).
Floating Offshore Wind Farm
In April this year, the RCEA selected a consortium which includes Aker Solutions, Principle Power and EDPR Offshore to enter into a public-private partnership to pursue the development of the proposed project.
The 100-150 MW floating offshore wind farm is planned to be located more than 30 km off the coast of Eureka and expected online in 2024. The objective is to help unlock the extraordinary value of offshore wind energy for California.