BOEM Schedules California Offshore Wind Meeting

Source: BOEM

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a task force meeting to review and discuss the issuance of a Call for Information and Nominations on areas for potential offshore wind leasing in California.

The California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force will take place on 17 September in The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento, California, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time.

The members of the public are welcome to attend and will have an opportunity to provide input on the potential leasing.

BOEM established the task force in 2016 to promote planning and coordination, and to facilitate review of requests for commercial and research leases and right-of-way grants for power cables on the Federal outer continental shelf (OCS), which begins three nautical miles offshore California. Members of the Task Force include representatives of federal, state and local government agencies, as well as tribal government.

The agency and the State of California are working together with stakeholders to identify and collect data and information on the state's coast to inform the offshore wind planning process.

The German EnBW and Seattle-based Trident Winds recently formed a joint venture to develop a floating wind project off the coast of Central California. The Morro Bay wind farm will comprise up to 100 turbines with a net capacity of 650MW.

Related news

List of related news articles

Posted: 7 months ago

Virginia Affirms Offshore Wind Ambitions

Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam has released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan which calls for the dev...

Categories:
  • Authorities
Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

Germany Readies New Offshore Wind Call

Germany's ruling coalition has agreed to issue a special call to tender for additional renewable ene...

Categories:
  • Authorities
Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

REBO Welcomes Offshore Wind Teams

Norther N.V. and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have moved into a new building at the REBO terminal...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: 7 months ago
Posted: 7 months ago

French Region Seeks More Offshore Wind

The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind ar...

Categories:
  • Authorities
Posted: 7 months ago