The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management–California Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force is a partnership of state, local, and federal agencies, including the California Energy Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and tribal governments. It will promote coordination and communication among those entities on potential offshore leases for research or commercial development.

A study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that areas off the West Coast and Hawaii have the potential of generating more than 1½ trillion watts of energy. That study also found that offshore wind hourly power characteristics are complementary to solar in California. 

For California, offshore wind farms would likely be sited far from the coast in federal waters, which starts three miles from shore and out to 200 nautical miles. Wind farms will likely use floating wind platforms, given the depth of the ocean when sited past the Continental Shelf.


August 12, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
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The California Energy Commission (CEC) will jointly conduct a workshop with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) to discuss an approach to examine potential environmental and land use implications of developing renewable energy resources required to achieve the goals of

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June 21, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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October 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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March 9, 2020 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
January 28, 2020 | 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
1st Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room


Energy Systems Infrastructure Planning

Scott Flint

Christine Root


Offshore Renewable Energy
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