Request for Interest Announced for Space off the Coast of California
Offshore wind energy development off the coast of California took another step forward when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released a request for interest. The area was requested by Trident Winds for a 765 megawatt floating wind farm project. The request for interest will help the bureau determine if they can lease the area to Trident Wind without a competitive process. The proposed lease area is about 33 nautical miles northwest of Morro Bay and would support 100 floating turbines. The request for interest closes on September 17, 2016.