Reminder - Renewable Energy Meetings Re: NC Offshore Wind

10-01-2015

BOEM would like to send a friendly reminder that you are welcome to attend a North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on October 7, 2015 at:

Coastline Conference & Event Center
501 Nutt Street
Room B
Wilmington, NC 28401

The purpose of the Task Force meeting is to provide an overview of renewable energy planning efforts offshore North Carolina to new and existing Task Force members, update the Task Force on the recently completed environmental assessment, and discuss the next steps in the renewable energy leasing process.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM (registration at 9:00 AM) and end around 4:00 PM. Participation during the meeting will be limited to Task Force members only. A public question and answer session will be held upon its conclusion. An agenda for this meeting can be found here.

Please note: the BOEM North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force is an intergovernmental group. Task Force members include Federal officials and elected state, local, and tribal officials, or designated member representatives.

In addition, BOEM will be hosting a public information meeting in Bald Head Island, NC on October 6, 2015 at:

Bald Head Island Association Center
111 Light House Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461

The meeting will begin at 3:00 PM, and BOEM will provide information on wind energy planning efforts offshore North Carolina. This will include information on the BOEM wind energy leasing process, a history of BOEM planning efforts offshore North Carolina, and results of the recently completed environmental assessment. BOEM will also engage with local stakeholders to discuss issues of importance to their community.

Background information on BOEM's efforts to date offshore North Carolina can be found at http://www.boem.gov/North-Carolina/. If you have any questions, please contact me at the information below.

Tracey Moriarty
Office of Public Affairs (Offshore Renewable Energy)
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Tel: (703) 787-1571
Cell: (202) 304-6476