Portland, Oregon – A wind farm 15 miles off the Oregon coast? A Seattle company is developing plans to build it. Five floating turbines would be built off Coos Bay in about 14-hundred feet of water.
The Department of Energy needs to do an environmental analysis before giving Principle Power the final green light. Supporters say off shore wind power means clean energy, would create jobs and help the economy.
The turbines would be linked by electrical cables with another cable sending the energy back to shore from the 30-megawatt pilot project.