- Given the high level of interest in BOEM Pacific Northwest research from the BOEM Oregon Science Exchange, BOEM hosted the first BOEM-Oregon Science Exchange webinar on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. This is the first in a series of webinars on BOEM-funded studies related to renewable energy off the Oregon coast. The presentations will be posted on the Task Force page.
- WindFloat Pacific - Offshore Wind Pilot Project - Principle Power, Inc. has withdrawn its lease request. Therefore, BOEM is no longer processing this application. There is currently one offshore renewable energy project, the PMEC-SETS project, in Federal waters offshore Oregon at this time.
- Pacific Marine Energy Center – South Energy Test Site (PMEC-SETS) Research Facility Project
- Regional Collaboration: As part of the West Coast Governors Alliance (WCGA) on Ocean Health, a regional ocean partnership, Washington, Oregon and California have agreed to collaborate with BOEM, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other agencies to evaluate the potential benefits and impacts of renewable ocean energy projects off the West Coast. An additional goal is to develop the planning and regulatory structure for these activities.
BOEM coordinates Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy activities with its federal, state, local, and tribal government partners through the Oregon Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force. BOEM also coordinates public information meetings to help keep interested stakeholders updated on major renewable energy milestones. To obtain information discussed during these meetings, click on the links below.
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