EnBW North America stands alongside our industry partners in applauding the Biden-Harris Administration and Newsom Administration for advancing a landmark agreement to support the development of offshore wind projects in the Pacific.
California is poised to be a world leader in floating offshore wind technology and has a world-class offshore wind resource off its coast. Capturing this abundant renewable energy resource presents a generational opportunity to deliver significant economic benefits and a new source of reliable clean energy to families and businesses across the State. This historic agreement will bolster our California project’s, Castle Wind, mission of providing lasting economic, energy, and environmental benefits for California’s communities by developing a commercial scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Morro Bay in Central California. Over five years ago, Castle Wind began working directly with commercial fishermen and other stakeholders in Morro Bay. Those efforts resulted in a mutual benefits agreement with the commercial fishermen, which supports offshore wind development. EnBW is pleased with today’s announcement and look forward to working together with other stakeholders to secure a lease and move forward with the necessary environmental reviews and state and federal permits to build the first floating offshore wind project in California.