In the Central Coast, there have occurred a number of events in the process of trying to commence the offshore wind energy development. A confidential meeting was held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo by the federal, local, and state politicians along with the US Assistant Secretary of Defense, Robert McMahon. The basic focus was on the offshore wind energy as the company Castle Wind had already started its work on a wind farm off the coast of Morro Bay back in 2015 and it was resisted by the Department of Defense. The reason for the restraint was the belief that it may interfere with the military training areas.
According to Salud Carbajal, a Central Coast Congressman, the meeting was held to help change the perspective of the military by creating equilibrium between renewable energy development and the requirements of national security. The Navy has shown good interest in trying to find a solution for the success of both the objectives. The plan is to consider 100 square miles of ocean but it is assumed to interfere with the military tasks conducted offshore of California. Carbajal is positive of the offshore wind energy development and is ready to render his full support to the Department of Defense. The project will be a grand success as the Navy has already agreed to be a part of the project and they are currently working on re-investigating the West Coast offshore wind energy proposals.
In just another similar scenario, Scandinavia has officially decided to open its biggest offshore wind farm with a grand ceremony. The Swedish energy firm Vattenfall had opened the “Horns Rev 3” facility that is positioned in the North Sea, which on the west coast of Denmark. There are 49 turbines installed in Horns Rev 3 and these 1,500 Tones turbines are found to stand 187 meters tall.