BOEM Hosts Local Informational Forum on Offshore Wind Planning in California

11-19-2018

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will share information on current planning activities for possible offshore wind development along the California coast during a public information meeting on December 13, 2018, in San Luis Obispo, California.

BOEM published a Call for Information and Nominations (Call) on October 19, 2018 to solicit public input on the potential for offshore wind energy development within three Call Areas: two in central California and one in northern California. BOEM also seeks to obtain nominations and industry interest in commercial wind energy leases in these Call Areas.

At the meeting, BOEM will discuss how the public can comment on the Call, the planning timeline, and additional opportunities for public participation. BOEM will provide a demonstration of the California Offshore Wind Energy Gateway, a web-based spatial planning tool being used by BOEM and the State of California to collect and share information on offshore uses and resources to inform decision making. In addition, the public will have the opportunity to provide input and ask questions of state agency representatives and other BOEM California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force (Task Force) members.

This meeting is scheduled for:

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: San Luis Obispo County Government Center

Board Chambers
1055 Monterey Street, Room D-170 San Luis
Obispo, CA 93408

More information on the Task Force can be found at https://www.boem.gov/California/.

John Romero, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
john.romero@boem.gov