Offshore Wind

Transitioning from carbon-based power to renewable energy sources has become a critical priority for the US Federal Government and the State of California. Recognizing the pressing need to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, policymakers and authorities have strongly emphasized shifting towards clean and sustainable energy solutions. 

On Sept. 15, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration set a bold goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, enough to power 10 million homes with clean energy, support 77,000 jobs and spur private investment up and down the supply chain. California plans to help meet those ambitious goals by contributing five GW of offshore wind energy production by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045/50, of which Humboldt County will play a crucial role. 

The Humboldt Wind Energy Area, approximately 25 miles offshore of Humboldt Bay, is one of only two call areas on the California Coast. Due to its proximity to current and future offshore wind call areas on the West Coast and the capabilities of its port, Humboldt Bay has been identified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as a prime location for several aspects necessary for the development of offshore wind on the West Coast. GoHumCo is committed to sustainable economic growth and is actively involved in the County's efforts to support offshore wind development and ensure all our communities are prepared for and benefit from its effect.

The Redwood Coast Offshore Wind Project

To learn more information specific to the Redwood Coast Offshore Wind Project, please check out the resources below. 

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Humboldt Wind Energy Area (Webpage)

Redwood Coast Energy Authority - Redwood Coast Offshore Wind (Webpage)

Humboldt Bay Harbor District - Offshore Wind Port Development (Informational Video)

Offshore Wind Developers for Humboldt Wind Energy Area


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POWER CA, Partnering for Ocean, Wind, and Energy Renewables in California.

POWER CA, Partnering for Ocean, Wind and Energy Renewables in California, is a spinoff event of Select USA, held in response to the increased interest in developing renewables energies solutions in California and the state’s North Coast Region. The most recent event, held May 10-12, 2023, focused on connecting key international, federal, state, and local stakeholders in preparation for the Redwood Coast Offshore Wind Project. Held at the historic Scotia Lodge in Humboldt County, POWER CA 2023 allowed attendees to participate in meaningful discussions with experts and key decision-makers about the opportunities and threats surrounding offshore wind and other renewable energy solutions in California and Humboldt County. Several international companies, federal, state and local officials from several critical agencies and a host of local leaders who are crucial to the success of renewable energy solutions in Humboldt County attended POWER CA 2023. POWER CA 2023 received excellent feedback from participants and attendees and there quickly became a renowned interest in POWER CA 2024. For more information on POWER CA and to be added to our mailing list for updates on POWER CA 2024, please email us at gohumco@co.humboldt.ca.us.