- 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.
Jan 22 2020
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
Jan 28 2020
California Energy Commission (CEC) staff will conduct a workshop to provide a public kick-off of two California offshore wind energy research projects.
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.