The California legislature passed a bill that requires state agencies to establish a “strategic plan” for building an offshore wind industry at scale – a process the California Energy Commission (CEC) will lead – that includes 2030 and 2045 planning goals and is a key step toward building over 4GW of floating projects in the US Pacific.

Bill AB 525, which was approved 38-0 in the Senate and 74-1 in the Assembly, was sent to Governor Gavin Newsom who is expected to sign it into law.