• The majority of wind turbines are in six regions: Altamont, East San Diego County, Pacheco, Solano, San Gorgonio, and Tehachapi.
  • Modern wind turbines are 30 times larger in size and capacity than older turbines, and technological advances have made wind energy a cost-competitive and grid-friendly source of electricity
  • The cost of producing wind energy has decreased nearly fourfold since 1980, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.
  • Wind energy is the country’s fourth-largest source of electric capacity, behind natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy.

Related Events

January 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, First Floor
The Energy Commission will hold its regularly scheduled business meeting. The agenda is online and available for this meeting. Please go to https://www.energy.ca.gov/proceedings/business-meetings
January 28, 2020 | 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
1st Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a workshop to provide a public kick-off of two California offshore wind energy research projects.
February 5, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Remote Attendance Only
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a webinar to present the research and development (R&D) opportunities identified for the Electric Program Investment Fund (EPIC) research roadmap on renewable energy generation technologies for utility-scale applications. This webinar will open the discussion to the public.


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