Cultivating Climate + Energy Innovation

The Central Coast is uniquely positioned to carve out a leading role in the global energy transition, building on the region’s distinctive assets and expertise.


Our work to cultivate a world-class hub of innovation in cleantech and renewable energy is harnessing opportunities to grow high-paying jobs by capitalizing on assets including Diablo Canyon, extensive transmission infrastructure, utility-scale solar, wind farms under development off our coast, leading education institutions and an experienced workforce.

A birds eye view of Diablo canyon power plant

A new chapter for Diablo Canyon

Work to establish a cleantech innovation park at the industrial site is moving forward following extensive community engagement and collaboration.

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offshore wind

Offshore wind's West Coast debut

A new industry is setting sail from the Central Coast with the opportunity for hundreds of good-paying jobs developing and operating the nation’s first floating wind farms.

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Solar panels stretching out into the horizon

A growing key regional industry

The cleantech and energy industry supports 9,300 job and contributes $2.3 billion annually to the regional economy, with growth outpacing the state and nation.

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