Pacific OCS Region Renewable Energy Program

offshore_wind.jpg The President announced on April 22, 2009 that the Interior Department completed the Final Renewable Energy Framework (rulemaking process) to govern management of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Renewable Energy Program.


The final rule establishes a program to grant leases, easements and rights-of-way on the OCS for orderly, safe and environmentally responsible renewable energy development activities.

Key mandates for the BOEM OCS Renewable Energy Program include:            

  • Safety
  • Protection of the environment
  • Coordination with affected state, local and tribal governments and Federal agencies;
  • Fair return for use of OCS lands and
  • Equitable sharing of revenue with states

BOEM OCS Renewable Energy Fact Sheet

Pacific Region State Activities

Pacific Regional Ocean Uses Atlas (PROUA)

 Offshore Wind Oregon

Renewable Energy Ocean Science Research

The Emerging Technologies Program is a research element within the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. The Program supports renewable energy research associated with Operational safety, engineering standards and pollution prevention.

Offshore Renewable Energy Resources and Technology

Pacific Renewable Energy Resource Maps

OCS Renewable Energy Reading Room

The documents and information below contain information regarding the work, issues, and consultations that led to the completion of BOEM’s renewable energy regulatory framework and implementation of the Renewable Energy Program: