South Carolina Activities

South-CarolinaBOEM 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:

The next task force meeting is scheduled for May 16, 2014, at the Clemson University SCE&G Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, SC.

To meet the needs of the offshore renewable energy and marine planning communities BOEM has worked with its Intergovernmental South Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force to develop a map available here through is a joint online mapping project of BOEM and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that includes many of the data layers used in the planning process.