Tag: Large Scale Renewables

Another California First: Floating Wind System Proposed Off Morrow Bay

In January, officials at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received an unsolicited proposal for a major project.  The plan — to build 100 floating wind turbines in the Pacific Ocean, 35 miles off the coast of Morrow Bay, and send 650 MW of power via undersea cable to an existing utility connection at Morrow Bay, about half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  The estimated cost of the project was $3.2 billion.

Offshore Wind O&M Will Soon Be Aided by Drones

While it is a coincidence that the Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2016 (YII2016) Conference kicked off for media on the first day of Offshore Wind Week in the U.K., what isn’t a coincidence is Bentley’s ability to transfer its technology from offshore oil and gas to offshore wind.

This Hybrid Power Plant Combines 3 Clean Energy Sources in One

Champagne and strawberries, chocolate and peanut butter, geothermal and solar energy — some things just go nicely together. Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009 as a conventional geothermal plant and later added solar panels. After adding concentrating solar power in 2015, it became the world’s first triple hybrid renewable energy plant.