Save the Date: The 5th meeting of the BOEM California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force will be held on Friday, June 3rd, 2022. This half-day virtual meeting will provide updates on offshore wind energy activities and discuss next steps in the BOEM authorization process. Additional information on the meeting, including registration and agenda, will be posted to the BOEM California page in the coming weeks!
Press release – BOEM Completes Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Leasing in Northern California
There are two renewable energy efforts underway offshore California.
- Central California – Morro Bay Wind Energy Area Environmental Assessment
- Northern California – Humboldt Wind Energy Area Environmental Assessment
BOEM continues to coordinate planning for potential offshore renewable energy leasing and development activities through the BOEM California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, a partnership of members of state, local and federally-recognized tribal governments and federal agencies. The task force serves as a forum to: discuss stakeholder issues and concerns; exchange data and information about biological and physical resources, ocean uses and priorities; and facilitate early and continual dialogue and collaboration opportunities.
- Public Information Meetings and Outreach Efforts
- California Offshore Wind Energy Planning Outreach Summary Report (2018) and Addendum (2021): BOEM and the State of California continue to work together with the public, Tribal governments, and stakeholders to identify and collect relevant data and information on existing ocean resources and uses to inform decision-making for offshore wind leasing off California.
BOEM has funded or considered numerous studies to collect information about the marine environment to support decisions concerning offshore renewable energy development. For more information, please visit https://www.boem.gov/environment/environmental-studies-pacific.