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Atlas Wind Statement on Introduction of AB 525 Strategic Plan

Atlas Wind Statement on Introduction of AB 525 Strategic Plan

Emeryville, CA – Last Friday, the California Energy Commission released its draft AB 525 Strategic Plan, representing a collaborative effort from state agencies and stakeholders to chart offshore wind’s future in California. In response, Atlas Wind Project Manager Martin Goff issued the following statement: “Equinor and Atlas Wind applaud the California Energy Commission for its leadership and dedication to California’s critical and nation leading offshore wind target of 25 GW by...

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Equinor charts its course in California with Atlas Wind 

Equinor charts its course in California with Atlas Wind 

Emeryville, CA – Today, Equinor announced the name of its floating offshore wind project off the coast of California, Atlas Wind. The lease area, which lies 60 miles from Morro Bay, has the capacity to provide over 2 gigawatts (GW) of reliable, renewable power, enough to power 1.7 million California homes once complete.  “Atlas is a symbol of strength and fortitude, and most importantly perseverance, as we bring tested, world-class technology to California’s Central Coast,” says Molly Morris,...

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Canary Media: California takes big first step toward floating offshore wind

Canary Media: California takes big first step toward floating offshore wind

California has a goal of building gigawatts of wind power off its coast by the end of the decade. To meet that goal, it has to create a floating offshore wind industry from scratch. Last week, state lawmakers took a key step in that process: passing a bill that would help California kick-start its nascent offshore wind industry by purchasing massive amounts of power from early-stage projects that might be too big or too risky for other potential buyers. The passage of AB 1373, which Governor...

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Equinor’s statement on California procurement

Equinor’s statement on California procurement

Equinor issued the following statement regarding today’s Record of Decision announcement by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). Central procurement makes California’s offshore wind future possible. We thank Gov. Newsom for signing this critical legislation that gives California’s proposed offshore wind projects the opportunity to safely develop at scale in an environmentally responsible manner, while keeping the lights on and achieving the state’s climate and reliability goals. We...

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Equinor’s statement on California procurement

Equinor wins commercial-scale lease in California – deepens leading floating offshore wind position

San Francisco, California – As provisional winner of a lease area on the Outer Continental Shelf off California, Equinor continues to lead the way in growing the US’ offshore wind industry.Five leases were offered by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on the US west coast and the first-ever US sale to support commercial-scale floating offshore wind energy development opportunities. With a bid of USD 130 million for 80.062 acres in the...

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