Redwood Coast Energy Authority Proposes Offshore Wind Project

Feb 22, 2018

A floating offshore WindFloat operating at rated capacity (2MW) approximately 5km offshore of Agucadoura, Portugal.
Credit Untrakdrover via Wikimedia Commons

Will Humboldt be the site of the West Coast’s first offshore wind energy project? 

Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Executive Director Matthew Marshall discusses the agency’s proposal for 10-15 floating wind turbines 20-30 miles west of Humboldt Bay. The project is in the early stages and will require numerous studies to examine potential impacts to whales and other marine mammals, seabirds, fish and commercial fishing, and scenic views. 


Redwood Coast Energy Authority will hold two public meetings to introduce the concept, answer questions, and gather public input:

  • Monday, March 5 – Samoa Social Club 4-7pm
  • Tuesday, March 6 – Plaza View Room 4-7pm

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