2021 – Assembly Bill 525 (Chiu, David), Offshore Wind Generation (Chaptered)
Climate Change, Energy
Office of Legislative Affairs
Requires the California Energy Commission (CEC) to evaluate and quantify the maximum feasible offshore wind energy generation capacity in waters off the California coast. The bill also requires CEC, by June 1, 2022, to establish offshore wind planning goals for 2030 and 2045. Lastly, AB 525 requires CEC to coordinate with specified State and local agencies to develop a five-part strategic plan for offshore wind development and to submit the plan to the California Natural Resources Agency and the Legislature by June 30, 2023.