Will the birds and the marine life be affected by the project?
All large land and ocean renewable energy projects impact the biosphere to some extent. Floating offshore wind projects are among the most environmentally friendly in generating electricity from a renewable energy source.
The distance of over 25 nmi offshore from Pr. Estero for the Morro Bay Offshore project site, keeps the project outside of whale migration corridors and where there are far fewer birds, fish, and other wildlife. Trident Winds will be conducting the baseline characterization studies of the site area and has been engaged in conversations with NOAA, environmental groups, and fishing groups to ensure that the selected site area will offer minimize operational impacts.