Welcome to POTS
Welcome to the home page for POTS, the Pacific Offshore Transmission Solutions forum. This page serves as the POTS' communications hub, including an archive of past meetings, document repository, and more.
Note: this page is under continual development. Please contact us if you have ideas or requests to make this space more useful to you and others.
In May 2021, POET assembled a group of advisers to assist in establishing a forum where interested parties could share information, discuss, and potentially act on future development of offshore transmission infrastructure to access northern California and southern Oregon offshore wind resources. The initial group recommended that POET initiate a forum with an organizational framework that will: 1) provide sufficient formal structure to support fruitful initial discussions and engagement, and 2) anticipate the likely future need to pivot and grow as the OSW industry develops and opportunities for action emerge. POET has subsequently initiated the Pacific Offshore Transmission Solutions (POTS) Forum, and prior to that the establishment of a steering committee tasked with guiding the formation and direction of the POTS Forum..
The purpose of the POTS Forum is to provide a mechanism for key parties to share information, facilitate discussion, and potentially act with regard to opportunities, obstacles and solutions associated with future development of shared offshore transmission infrastructures in southern Oregon and northern California.
Regional OSW Collaboration Survey
POET shared a survey with attendees of the Pacific Offshore Wind Summit on May 12, 2023, to gather opinions on the need for greater regional offshore wind cooperation. Social media and email outreach were also used to reach a wider audience. The survey closed on May 26, with 43 responses recorded. POET prepared this report to communicate results to interested parties. Click here to view all survey responses.
POTS Meetings Archive
July 12, 2023
May 31, 2023
Slide Deck: Maximizing Electrical System Benefits of OSW Energy in Southern Oregon and Northern California (courtesy Travis Douville / PNNL)
June 29, 2022
April 6, 2022
February 23, 2022
November 10, 2021
August 25, 2021
More videos will be added here as they become available.