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County of Humboldt to Prepare EIR for Wind Farm

Scoping meetings coming for 135 megawatt wind energy project The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a 135 megawatt wind energy project consisting of 60 wind turbines and extension of transmission lines to the Bridgeville PG&E Substation. The project is generally located in the Scotia, Shively, and […]

Wind farm project introduced to Humboldt County residents

At least 80 people gathered at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center on Thursday evening to hear about a proposed wind farm project that would generate energy to power tens of thousands of homes. San Diego-based Humboldt Wind LLC is proposing to build up to 60 590-foot-tall wind turbines around Monument Ridge that would generate 135 […]

Company seeks public input on Humboldt County wind energy farm project

Humboldt County may see a significant boost in its renewable energy portfolio should a proposed onshore wind energy farm be built near Scotia, according to local officials. The San Diego-based company Humboldt Wind LLC that is leading the project is set to host two public meetings in Fortuna and Eureka next week to discuss details […]

Humboldt Bay Harbor District Commissions Rooftop Solar

Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced the completion of a solar project in Eureka, California in partnership with the Humboldt Bay Harbor District. The 717 kilowatt rooftop solar array,commissioned and financed by Standard Solar, will also be operated and maintained by the company. […]

RCEA celebrates first year of community choice energy

Happy belated birthday Redwood Coast Energy Authority community choice energy program! It’s a little late because the energy program — which Humboldt County energy consumers were switched to with the aims of lowering energy bills modestly and put an emphasis on using local, renewable energy — went online at the beginning of last May, but […]

Standard Solar Completes Project At Decommissioned Power Plant

Standard Solar Inc. has completed a solar project in Eureka, Calif., in partnership with the Humboldt Bay Harbor District. The 717 kW rooftop solar array, commissioned and financed by Standard Solar, will also be operated and maintained by the company. The district is expected to save $48,500 annually in energy costs. The project, financed through a […]

Eureka’s Austin Allison proposes the city use only clean, renewable energy by 2025

This week Eureka City Councilman Austin Allison put forth a resolution for his fellow council members to consider that would commit the city of Eureka to using only clean, renewable energy by 2025. “Many-a-cities and countries who have similar resolutions, their year is set at 2040 but I think that’s a little too little too […]

A Floating Offshore Wind Farm Is Coming to California

Matthew Marshall, executive director of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, explains why a public-private partnership wants to build what could be the country’s first floating wind farm, in the Pacific Ocean. THE WAVES CRASHING along the coast of Humboldt County, California, make visible just how much energy exists offshore. If all goes well, within a decade the […]

RCEA Selects ‘Highly Capable’ Wind Energy Team

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority announced this afternoon that it has selected a “consortium” of companies to enter into a public-private partnership to pursue the development of an offshore wind energy project off the North Coast. According to an RCEA press release, the consortium — which consists of Principle Power Inc., EDPR Offshore North America […]

DC Fast Charges Coming to Humboldt County in Spring 2018

Soon, EV drivers in Humboldt County will be able to use local fast  chargers to refuel their vehicles in about 30 minutes. Last year, ChargePoint received a grant from the California Energy Commission to install DC fast charging (DCFC) stations at 6 locations in Humboldt County (map inset left). Currently, only level 1 (L1) and […]