Golden State Wind is a floating offshore wind project in the early stages of development, located in the Morro Bay Wind Energy Area off California’s central coast. When fully developed, the project is expected to generate up to 2 gigawatts (GW) of clean offshore wind energy, which is enough to power about 900,000 homes. Golden State Wind will help California to meet its 100% clean electricity by 2045 goal and will bring the US closer to meeting its target to deploy 15 GW of floating offshore wind generation by 2035.
Golden State Wind is a 50/50 partnership between Ocean Winds (OW) and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), and will be managed and staffed by OW.
Golden State Wind has committed to invest $30 million in workforce development and supply chain initiatives and to encourage local manufacturing in order to maximize the benefits that this emerging industry will bring to California. The project team is dedicated to meaningful and frequent engagement with all local stakeholders who are deeply connected to the region’s coastal lands and waters, based on a foundation of transparency, collaboration, and trust.