West Coast’s First Offshore Wind Energy Coming to Oregon

The West Coast’s first offshore wind project will use floating turbine technology not found in North America. The 5-turbine project near Coos Bay in Oregon is the first offshore wind energy for the West Coast.

The quickly receding depth of the Pacific Ocean along the West Coast makes it more difficult to use the anchored turbine technology used along the East Coast. So a new 30-megawatt pilot project will use five floating turbines, 15 miles off the coast near Oregon's Coos Bay. The turbines will send electricity back to dry land using a single power cable.

Seattle-based Principle Power is developing the project. Principle Power received a $4 million grant from the Department of Energy to help fund the project.

Full Story: Wind energy farm near Coos Bay will be West Coast's first offshore site

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