Sustainable Offshore Wind
Marine offshore wind energy development presents an opportunity to help California achieve its 100% renewable energy goals. As part of our ongoing work with the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and other agencies, CBI recently launched its latest product called the California Offshore Wind Energy Modeling Platform. Powered by CBI’s EEMS software, this platform provides an interface where stakeholders and decision-makers can interact with four spatially-explicit models and their data sources to help inform offshore wind energy decision-making in federal waters off the California coast. The models on the online platform allow for interactive exploration of the analysis and synthesize key data to the following themes: (1) Wind Energy Potential, (2) Deployment Feasibility, (3) Ocean Use, and (4) Environmental.