The Commission is the CEQA lead agency for offshore wind energy projects. The Commission also participates in planning and management initiatives to sustainably develop floating offshore wind in federal waters off the California coast. The Commission, along with other state and federal agencies, collaborates to advance renewable energy goals, including the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts of floating offshore wind energy by 2030. Together we are diligently and carefully prioritizing approaches that protect California’s environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic resources while advancing California’s renewable energy goals.
The Commission is processing an application for a floating offshore wind demonstration project in state waters (see Figure 1) offshore of Vandenberg Space Force Base (formerly Vandenberg Air Force Base). The project applicant is CADEMO Corporation (formerly Cierco)....
The AB 525 Port Readiness Plan, published by the State Lands Commission, assesses the necessary investments in California ports to support offshore wind energy activities, including construction, assembly, and operations and maintenance.
The purpose of the AB 525 Workforce Development Readiness Plan, published by the State Lands Commission, is to recommend workforce development efforts ahead of the necessary seaport investments and activities identified in the Port Readiness Plan.
Staff’s objectives are to manage the orderly and efficient development of geothermal resources on state lands and to contribute to the development of carbon-free electricity generation. Staff’s objectives are also to maximize revenue to the California State Teachers’...
The study presents the results of a high-level screening to assess the feasibility of developing undeveloped sites or expanding developed waterfronts to support offshore wind energy.
– RFQ (09/22)
The Commission announces its intention to hire a consultant to provide environmental services for the Alternative Port Assessment to Support Offshore Wind Project. The purpose of this Solicitation is to initiate the process by which the Commission will contract with a firm with the appropriate qualifications to assist in preparing an Alternative Port Assessment to support offshore wind. Proposals should be submitted by Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
The Commission has released the Final Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the proposed Vandenberg Offshore Wind Energy Projects.
As part of an early public scoping process and stakeholder outreach, Commission staff has prepared a Draft Preliminary Environmental Assessment for two proposed offshore wind energy projects. Commission staff has prepared a Draft Preliminary Environmental Assessment...