- Published: 19 September 2018 19 September 2018
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), with support from a consortium of private companies, has submitted a lease application to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to advance the development of an offshore wind energy project off the coast of Humboldt County, in Northern California, USA.
The 100-150MW floating offshore wind farm is planned to be located more than 20 miles off the coast of Eureka. RCEA and the consortium, which includes Principle Power, EDPR Offshore North America, and Aker Solutions, have been working with members of the community since 2017 to explore and develop the offshore wind potential of Humboldt County. RCEA initiated a competitive process earlier this year and selected the consortium to enter into a public-private partnership to pursue the development of the proposed project. RCEA and its consortium of development partners are working to bring the project online in 2024.