Washington State Ocean Energy Conference: Deep Water Wind and an Ocean Energy Economy Maureen A. Bornholdt Program Manager...
<ul><li>Department of the Interior’s Ocean Energy Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the nation's natural gas, oil and other ...
Energy Policy Act 2005 (EPAct) <ul><li>Gave the Secretary of the Interior the authority to regulate a broad spectrum of ac...
OCS Renewable Energy  Program Philosophy <ul><li>Coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies, tribal governments, a...
<ul><ul><li>Coordination (throughout rule) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal/State/Local/Tribal Task Forces </li></ul...
Intergovernmental Task Forces <ul><li>Affected State, local, & tribal governments and federal agencies   participate </li>...
Intergovernmental Task Forces <ul><li>Task Force States:   Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaw...
Research and Studies Efforts <ul><li>Environmental Studies Program </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Assessment and Research  <...
Research and Studies:  Highlights <ul><li>$4 million annually </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for BOEM’s Renewable Energy Studies ...
Use of Studies in Decision-making  <ul><li>BOEM has just released a new study report relevant to birds and offshore wind t...
Research and Studies: Environmental Studies Program Expenditures by Discipline (2005-2011 Renewables and Hybrids)
Research and Studies:  Pacific Region <ul><li>Geospatial Data Management   (fisheries GIS database; and Bayesian integrati...
Stages of Renewable Energy Program* <ul><li>Planning and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Leasing </li></ul><ul><li>Site Assessm...
Planning and Analysis Stage <ul><li>Engage intergovernmental task force, stakeholders, and public </li></ul><ul><li>Publis...
Lease or Grant Stage <ul><li>Engage Intergovernmental Task Force, stakeholders, and public </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Leasi...
Site Assessment Stage <ul><li>Lease provides a 5-year period to collect site-specific data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs ...
Commercial Development Stage <ul><li>Lease provides a 25-year period to construct and generate electricity </li></ul><ul><...
Atlantic OCS  Renewable Energy Activities: Wind <ul><li>Commercial Interest 9 out 13 States: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maine :...
Possibilities:  OCS Wind <ul><li>Commercial Interest: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oregon, California and Hawaii:  Several compan...
OCS Renewable Energy:  Ocean Current <ul><li>Interim Policy: </li></ul><ul><li>Florida:  Resource data collection and  tec...
OCS Renewable Energy Activities:  Ocean Wave <ul><li>Possibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon and California:  Several comp...
OCS Renewable Energy Activities:  Transmission <ul><li>Backbone Transmission:  </li></ul><ul><li>Off NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA </...
Task Force and Stakeholder  Compatibility Concerns <ul><li>Commercial and recreational fishing </li></ul><ul><li>View shed...
What we are learning . . . <ul><li>Be Inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Listen   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about permitting an...
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  1. 1. Washington State Ocean Energy Conference: Deep Water Wind and an Ocean Energy Economy Maureen A. Bornholdt Program Manager Office of Renewable Energy November 8, 2011 Bremerton, WA
  2. 2. <ul><li>Department of the Interior’s Ocean Energy Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Manage the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral and energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Policy Act 2005 gave the Secretary authority for renewable energy </li></ul>Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  3. 3. Energy Policy Act 2005 (EPAct) <ul><li>Gave the Secretary of the Interior the authority to regulate a broad spectrum of activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production, transportation, or transmission of energy from sources other than oil and gas – “ Renewable Energy ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of currently or previously OCSLA-authorized facilities for energy-related purposes or for other authorized marine-related purposes – “ Alternate Use ” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. OCS Renewable Energy Program Philosophy <ul><li>Coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies, tribal governments, and stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Apply our renewable energy regulatory framework in conjunction with interagency-led planning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on multiple-use </li></ul><ul><li>Work within the current authorities and responsibilities of agencies and continue ongoing activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Coordination (throughout rule) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal/State/Local/Tribal Task Forces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lease and Grant Issuance (Subparts B and C) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial and Limited Leases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Competitive and Noncompetitive Leasing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rights-of-Way and Rights-of-Use and Easements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research Activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payments (Subpart E) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bonding, Payments, Revenue Sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans (Subpart F) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Site Assessment and Construction & Operations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct of Approved Plan Activities (Subpart H) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental and Safety Monitoring & Inspections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decommissioning (Subpart I) </li></ul></ul>Regulatory Framework
  6. 6. Intergovernmental Task Forces <ul><li>Affected State, local, & tribal governments and federal agencies participate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not replace consultation under existing federal laws and regulations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forum to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate each other about permitting and statutory responsibilities, and stakeholders’ issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange data about biological and physical resources, uses, and priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue dialogue about renewable energy activities throughout the leasing process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We consider intergovernmental task force input in our renewable energy leasing decisions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Intergovernmental Task Forces <ul><li>Task Force States: Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Oregon, Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>On the Horizon: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina </li></ul>
  8. 8. Research and Studies Efforts <ul><li>Environmental Studies Program </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Assessment and Research </li></ul><ul><li>bsee.gov/tarprojectcategories/RenewableEnergy.htm </li></ul><ul><li>International Energy Agency (IEA) Annex </li></ul><ul><li>Partners include National Oceanic Partnership Program, DOE, FERC, industry, academia, Marine Board, and BOEM Scientific Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Use results to inform leasing, plan review, and program decisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>boem.gov/Environmental-Stewardship/Environmental-Studies/Renewable-Energy/Renewable-Energy.aspx </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Research and Studies: Highlights <ul><li>$4 million annually </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for BOEM’s Renewable Energy Studies Program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Worldwide Synthesis and Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recently completed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effects of EMFs from Undersea Power Cables on Elasmobranchs and Other Marine Species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated Summary of Knowledge: Selected Areas of the Pacific Coast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for Interactions between Endangered and Candidate Bird Species with Wind Facility Operations on the Atlantic OCS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ongoing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCS Renewable Energy and Space-Use Conflicts and Related Mitigation Comparative Study of Offshore Wind Turbine Generator (OWTG) Standards (Joint Industry/Federal Study on Standards) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Use of Studies in Decision-making <ul><li>BOEM has just released a new study report relevant to birds and offshore wind turbines on the Atlantic coast. It’s available on our Website, www.boem.gov. </li></ul><ul><li>The findings add new insights into minimizing risks to birds from this technology and to environmental analyses and decisions regarding future proposed projects. </li></ul><ul><li>It is one of about 10 studies related to offshore avian life and bats, and demonstrates the bureau’s commitment to balancing economic development, energy independence and environmental protection as it makes future decisions regarding off-shore energy. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research and Studies: Environmental Studies Program Expenditures by Discipline (2005-2011 Renewables and Hybrids)
  12. 12. Research and Studies: Pacific Region <ul><li>Geospatial Data Management (fisheries GIS database; and Bayesian integration for marine spatial planning and siting) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Synthesis and Gap Analysis (updated summary of knowledge) </li></ul><ul><li>Socioeconomic Science (inventory of archaeological sites; and visual evaluations) </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Effects (acoustic impacts; survey protocols; surveys of seabirds, marine mammals surveys, and benthic habitats; manmade structures as rockfish nurseries; and changes in nearshore ecosystems) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Stages of Renewable Energy Program* <ul><li>Planning and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Leasing </li></ul><ul><li>Site Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Development </li></ul><ul><li>* Engage Intergovernmental Task Forces, stakeholders, and public throughout </li></ul>
  14. 14. Planning and Analysis Stage <ul><li>Engage intergovernmental task force, stakeholders, and public </li></ul><ul><li>Publish planning notices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request for Interest (RFI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call for Information and Nominations (Call) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Announce Area Identification (Wind Energy Areas) </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct environmental compliance and consultation </li></ul>
  15. 15. Lease or Grant Stage <ul><li>Engage Intergovernmental Task Force, stakeholders, and public </li></ul><ul><li>Publish Leasing Notices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish Determination of No Competitive Interest (Noncompetitive) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish Proposed and Final Sale Notices (Competitive) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issue Leases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiate Lease (Noncompetitive) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold Lease Auction (Competitive) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Site Assessment Stage <ul><li>Lease provides a 5-year period to collect site-specific data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs preparation of the lessee’s construction and operations plan (COP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May include archaeological, biological, geophysical, geotechnical, and shallow hazard surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BOEM conducts environmental and technical reviews of the lessee’s site assessment plan (SAP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submitted for planned bottom-founded data collection facilities (e.g., met towers or met buoys) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Commercial Development Stage <ul><li>Lease provides a 25-year period to construct and generate electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Lessee submits construction and operations plan (COP) that describes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall site investigation results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore and onshore support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any proposed mitigation and monitoring and lease stipulation compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design, fabrication, installation, and operations concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decommissioning and site clearance concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BOEM prepares an environmental impact statement and conducts environmental and consultation and technical reviews </li></ul>
  18. 18. Atlantic OCS Renewable Energy Activities: Wind <ul><li>Commercial Interest 9 out 13 States: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maine : Unsolicited request for commercial lease (deep water) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts : Competitive commercial interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhode Island : Competitive commercial interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York : Unsolicited request commercial lease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Jersey : Competitive commercial interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delaware : Noncompetitive lease to be negotiated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maryland : Competitive commercial interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia : 2 unsolicited requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Carolina : Unsolicited request for commercial lease </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interim Policy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia: Resource data collection </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Possibilities: OCS Wind <ul><li>Commercial Interest: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oregon, California and Hawaii: Several companies have discussed commercial interest with BOEM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Carolina: Moving forward with intergovernmental task force </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research Leases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaii: University of Hawaii and National Energy Laboratory of Hawaii </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. OCS Renewable Energy: Ocean Current <ul><li>Interim Policy: </li></ul><ul><li>Florida: Resource data collection and technology testing off southeast Florida </li></ul>
  21. 21. OCS Renewable Energy Activities: Ocean Wave <ul><li>Possibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon and California: Several companies have discussed commercial interest with BOEM </li></ul><ul><li>BOEM/Oregon Intergovernmental Task Force </li></ul>
  22. 22. OCS Renewable Energy Activities: Transmission <ul><li>Backbone Transmission: </li></ul><ul><li>Off NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA </li></ul><ul><li>800-mile ROW installed in 5 phases connecting the WEAs </li></ul><ul><li>Project-Specific </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island: Supporting State’s Block Island Project </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii: Supporting Inter-island transmission </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island </li></ul>
  23. 23. Task Force and Stakeholder Compatibility Concerns <ul><li>Commercial and recreational fishing </li></ul><ul><li>View shed </li></ul><ul><li>Port Access </li></ul><ul><li>Vessel and air traffic safety </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeological and cultural sites </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal </li></ul><ul><li>Historic sites and places </li></ul><ul><li>Native Hawaiian </li></ul><ul><li>Protected species (marine mammals, birds, turtles) </li></ul><ul><li>Migratory birds </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive offshore habitats (e.g., cold water corals and EFH) </li></ul><ul><li>DOD and NASA offshore training and exercise areas </li></ul>
  24. 24. What we are learning . . . <ul><li>Be Inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about permitting and statutory responsibilities, and stakeholders’ issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify opportunities to share data about biological and physical resources, uses, and priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balance Flexibility and Predictability </li></ul>
  25. 25. http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/index.aspx

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