Principle floats California dream
MoU with local energy agency to explore options off Humboldt coast
Principle Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) to explore the floating offshore wind potential of the Humboldt coast of California in the US.
Meetings have already taken place between Principle Power, RCEA, environmental groups and fishermen to discuss potential options, RCEA said.
RCEA, which is a local government agency, said the most promising sites are 24km to 32km offshore in deep water and so would need to involve floating technology.
It added that the meetings and the MoU are “only the beginning of the process” and any operational offshore wind project would take “a number of years to complete”.
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