BOEM established the Hawaii OCS Renewable Energy Task Force to promote intergovernmental planning and coordination, and to facilitate effective and efficient review of future requests for commercial and research leases and right-of-way grants for power cables on the federal outer continental shelf (OCS) offshore Hawaii. Members of the intergovernmental task force include representatives of federal, state and local government agencies, and offices that coordinate with Native Hawaiians.
The first BOEM Hawaii OCS Renewable Energy Task Force meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 7, 2012. During the meeting, BOEM and the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DEBDT) officials described their respective renewable energy programs and discussed future coordination and consultation opportunities. The agenda, copies of presentations, and list of attendees are found below.
The second Hawaii Task Force meeting was held on December 5, 2012, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the meeting, BOEM and DBEDT provided updates on renewable energy activities, the Department of Defense (DoD) described its process for assessing OCS areas for compatibility of renewable energy activities and military operations, and participants discussed information pertinent to a possible interisland power transmission cable and any associated data gaps. The agenda, copies of presentations, and the list of attendees are found below.