Moving forward with its plans for the first-ever offshore wind lease sale proposed on America’s west coast, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released the details for the proposed auction. It is the final step, seeking public comments, in the process before the auction date is set and it also marks a milestone for the floating offshore wind sector which will be used to develop these sites.
A year ago, the Department of the Interior and California announced an agreement to advance areas for wind energy development offshore the northern and central coasts of California. They have been working through the process of surveys and comments defining the specifics for the two regions on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore California. Read on.