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Informational meeting planned for Thursday for offshore wind farm development

Posted at 12:10 PM, Dec 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of the Interior is holding an informational meeting in San Luis Obispo on Thursday for proposed offshore wind farm development along the Central Coast.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has scheduled an informational forum for Thursday, December 13 at the Monday Club of San Luis Obispo from 5-8 p.m.

The BOEM is expected to brief the public on the planning timeline for the projects and how to get involved.

In October, the BOEM identified two sites 32 miles offshore the Central Coast for possible wind development. Floating wind turbines could provide energy and link back to electric plants in Morro Bay and Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

Trident Winds has proposed developing the area and naming it Castle Wind. If approved and fully built out, the plant could generate up to 1,000 megawatts for more than 300,000 households.

A 100-day public comment period is open until January 27.

California Offshore Wind Planning Informational Forum
Thursday, December 13
5-8 p.m.
The Monday Club of San Luis Obispo
1815 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401