BOEM has established a South Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force to assist government decision-making within the umbrella of the established BOEM regulatory framework regarding renewable energy leasing and development on the OCS off the coast of South Carolina. Membership of the BOEM South Carolina Task Force is wholly governmental and includes representatives from federal, state, local and tribal governments. The goal is to facilitate intergovernmental communications regarding OCS renewable energy activities.
The first in-person BOEM South Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting was held March 29, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Charleston, South Carolina at the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. A public Q&A session followed at the close of the intergovernmental meeting. Materials from this first Task Force meeting are below:
BOEM's Office of Renewable Energy is participating on the South Carolina Regulatory Task Force for Coastal Clean Energy. The Regulatory Task Force for Coastal Clean Energy was established as an objective of a 2008 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy titled: The South Carolina Roadmap to Gigawatt-Scale Coastal Clean Energy Generation: Transmission, Regulation & Demonstration. Efforts included in the grant include an offshore wind transmission study; a wind, wave & current study; and creation of the Regulatory Task Force. More information about this group is available at the South Carolina Energy Office web site.