Offshore wind “could keep the lights on” for California in a future of climate change-induced power outages, claimed a new study from the USC Schwarzenegger Institute highlighting a critical role for the renewable source in the state’s future.

Wind at sea offers multiple economic and environmental benefits to the west coast state, which is currently battling the latest devastating wildfires to threaten its infrastructure, said the institute, a joint venture between former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the University of Southern California.