BOEM Receives Unsolicited Offshore Renewable Energy Lease Requests

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03-20-2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has received unsolicited lease requests for proposed floating wind projects offshore Oahu, Hawaii. These lease requests are now posted on the BOEM website. Also included on the page are notes and presentations from past BOEM Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meetings and relevant information on offshore renewable energy activities.

An unsolicited lease request is a submission received by BOEM seeking access to develop an energy resource on federal offshore submerged lands.that is not in response to a formal call for interest. Receipt of an unsolicited lease request by BOEM is the earliest step in a process that includes environmental analysis and stakeholder engagement.

The Unsolicited Lease Requests are available on the BOEM website here.
"Frequently Asked Questions" are also available on the BOEM website here.

A BOEM Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting will be scheduled in the near future to discuss the lease requests and other topics. As details about the date and time of the Task Force meeting are finalized, I will reach out to you with more information.