Event Date

Monday, June 27, 2022
09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Location Name

Remote Access or In-Person

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Commissioner Kourtney Vaccaro, the California Energy Commission (CEC) Lead Commissioner for offshore wind energy will host a workshop to further explore meeting the requirements of Assembly Bill 525 (AB 525, Chiu, Chapter 231, Statutes of 2021).

On May 6, 2022, CEC staff released for public review the draft report Offshore Wind Energy Development off the California Coast: Maximum Feasible Capacity and Megawatt Planning Goals for 2030 and 2045 and on May 18, 2022, the CEC held a public workshop to present and receive public comment on the draft report. The CEC received a significant number of public comments recommending higher offshore wind megawatt planning goals. Comments submitted during the May 18 public workshop referenced specific studies, released after the posting of the draft report, that recommend higher megawatt offshore wind planning goals than those in the draft report. This workshop will provide the CEC and the public an opportunity to review these and other studies, and how they all relate to the AB 525 requirements and the draft report.

A quorum of CEC commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken. Commissioners from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) may also attend. If CPUC commissioners are present at the workshop, the CPUC’s rules governing ex parte contacts with commissioners and their staff remain in effect even though this is a CEC-initiated and noticed workshop.

The workshop will support both in-person and remote attendance. The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the direction provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin the workshop promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the agenda proposed. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time depending on various factors.

Notice and Agenda


Remote Attendance

The workshop may be accessed by clicking the Zoom link below or visiting Zoom and entering the ID and password for the workshop listed below. If you experience difficulties joining, contact Zoom at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or the Public Advisor at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov or at (916) 957-7910.

Attend Workshop Via Zoom
Meeting Workshop ID: 998 1163 5340
Meeting Workshop Password: 099038
Use the “raise hand” feature to indicate you want to speak and the event facilitator will indicate when your line is open and ready for you to make comment.

To Participate by Telephone, dial (213) 338-8477 (Toll) or (877) 853-5257 (Toll Free). When prompted, enter the ID: 998 1163 5340. To comment, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for the meeting. Attendees participating remotely can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript”. The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. Closed captioning cannot be exited by phone.

In-person Attendance


Warren-Alquist State Energy Building,
First Floor, Rosenfeld Hearing Room,
1516 Ninth Street,
Sacramento, California 95814.


Please sign in at the security desk. Masks and social distancing are encouraged, but not required.