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The California Energy Commission (CEC) release its updated AB 525 report and expands the state’s offshore wind planning goals to 2-5GW by 2030 and 25GW by 2045.
These goals set an ambitious course and show California is very serious about “going big” on (floating) offshore wind to strengthen and diversify its clean power portfolio. The Commission will give its final approval to these planning goals at the CEC’s upcoming business meeting on August 10. Offshore Wind California and other industry players have encouraged the CEC to approve bold, multi-gigawatt goals for floating offshore wind. For offshore wind, the next key steps include the federal lease auction this fall and developing a comprehensive strategic plan for offshore wind transmission, port infrastructure, procurement, additional call areas, workforce development, and a sustainable supply chain.
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