- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - A wind energy company is looking to bring the offshore wind industry to California by launching a 1,000-megawatt project in San Luis Obispo County that could produce enough energy to power 150,000 homes.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1NWUQhq ) Trident Winds LLC is in discussions with Morro Bay regarding a proposal to install about 100 floating wind turbines. The project is meant to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels.

Trident Energy co-founder Alla Weinstein says the company is moving forward with the project, but it could take several years to get the necessary permits. The cost could stall the process as wind power is often more expensive than other types of energy.

The first similar project to get approved on the West Coast has been planned for Coos Bay, Ore.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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