Information for Offshore Wind Developers

A landscape photo of the Pacific Ocean viewed from Crescent City, Calif. In the foreground, a pair of surfers view the waves.

The Pacific Redwoods region offers one of the best sources of wind energy in the country. This presents a unique opportunity to develop offshore wind to address the climate crisis and achieve energy independence. If developed equitably and with community engagement, your project can be a global model for equitable, community-minded clean energy projects. 

Past boom and bust industries have not invested in our region’s long-term health or prosperity, or their own sustainability. When they leave, our communities have struggled to recover. We want to do things differently.

By establishing the North Coast Community Benefits Network, the CORE Hub represents the breadth of interests in the region. Engaging early with this group provides the basis for local support and builds the relationships needed to permit, develop and operate the project smoothly and efficiently. Deep community engagement is crucial to your project’s success. 


Benefits of Local Investments

Our local communities will be most impacted by offshore wind development, and have skills and expertise to ensure its success. Strong project labor agreements, workforce development and supply chain investments, and Land Use Area credit can guarantee a skilled workforce rooted in the region, and that local communities, especially frontline communities and Tribal Nations, can be your partners and advocates.

While this region has so much to offer the offshore wind industry, additional investments are needed to ensure project success and longevity. Investments and commitments to local underrepresented communities and Tribes through a community-benefits package, and environmental protections and monitoring will allow the community to sustainably grow transportation, electricity transmission, housing, emergency response, and water/sewer infrastructure. These are needed to sustain OSW development and ensure community resilience.


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