The state of California stands at a crossroads where many different enablers are now coming together to spur its leadership in a new offshore wind energy industry off the west coast of the US. This paper presents the rationale for this new industry to be built from the ground up and elaborates on the development efforts recently undertaken by Principle Power Inc. (PPI) to jumpstart this important opportunity. The paper will first focus on the unique value proposition offshore wind offers to the Golden State and discuss the path the company has taken to accelerate the development of the offshore wind industry along the coast, with the proposition of a flagship project in Humboldt County.

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