The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to a California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on September 17, during which offshore wind leasing will be discussed. The meeting will be held at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento from 8:30am to 3pm.
There will be an opportunity for public input, according to the BOEM.
The aim of the meeting is to review and discuss the issuance of a Call for Information and Nominations on areas for potential leasing for offshore wind development, the next step in BOEM’s planning process for possible future leasing.
BOEM’s California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force, established in 2016, reflects a partnership between federal, state and local agencies, as well as tribal governments. BOEM is seeking to identify potential areas in federal waters offshore California that may be suitable for offshore renewable energy development, and the task force provides information to the decision-making process.