California Permitting Guidance for Ocean Renewable Energy Test and Pilot Projects
The California Ocean Protection Council, in consultation with the California Marine Renewable Energy Working Group, is providing this guidance to support the state’s long-term energy and carbon reduction goals, particularly the development of experimental wave, tidal and offshore wind energy technologies.
The purpose of this paper is to provide license and permit processing guidance for early test and pilot hydrokinetic and offshore wind projects located in and adjacent to California marine waters. This guidance can help project proponents prepare for and meet anticipated regulatory requirements by providing a level of certainty about the review and issuance process of state permits for these types of projects.
More information about OPC and partner efforts on ocean renewable energy can be found on the Wave Energy Development page.