Thursday, June 1, 2023
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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The California Energy Commission (CEC) will host a workshop that will focus on the requirements established in Assembly Bill 525 (Chiu, Chapter 231, Statutes of 2021) (AB 525) to identify suitable sea space for wind energy areas in federal waters sufficient to accommodate the offshore wind planning goals established for 2030 and 2045. The offshore wind planning goals established are 2 to 5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind generation by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045. In identifying suitable sea space, the CEC will consider existing data and information on offshore wind resource potential and commercial viability, existing and necessary transmission and port infrastructure, and protection of cultural and biological resources with the goal of prioritizing least-conflict ocean areas.
A quorum of CEC commissioners may participate, but no votes will be taken.
The public can participate in the workshop consistent with the Remote Access Instructions provided below. Please note that the CEC aims to begin promptly at the start time posted and the end time is an estimate based on the proposed agenda. The workshop may end sooner or later than the posted end time.
Notice and Agenda
- Notice of Workshop on AB 525 - Identifying Additional Suitable Sea Space and Assessing Impacts and Mitigations
- Meeting Schedule
- Identifying Additional Suitable Sea Space and Assessing Impacts and Mitigations for Offshore Wind Energy Development
- California Fishermen’s Resiliency Association Minimization and Mitigation Plan for Offshore Non-fishing Development in Northern California
- Pacific Merchant Shipping Association Comments