Unsolicited Least Requests
On January 22, 2015 BOEM received two unsolicited lease requests from AW Hawaii Wind, LLC (AWH), the Oahu Northwest Project and the Oahu South Project. Each project proposes an offshore wind facility with a capacity of 408 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generated by 51 floating 8 MW wind turbines. The energy generated by the projects would be transmitted to Oahu by undersea cables.
BOEM established the BOEM/Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force to promote planning and coordination, and to facilitate effective and efficient review of requests for commercial and research leases and right-of-way grants for power cables on the Federal outer continental shelf (OCS). The OCS begins 3 nautical miles offshore Hawaii. Members of the Task Force include representatives of Federal, state and local government agencies, and offices that coordinate with Native Hawaiians.
- BOEM attended the 4th Annual Hawaii Power Summit, December 2-4, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. BOEM renewable energy specialist presented on the agency's regulatory role and responsibilities. To view the presentation, click here.