MARYLAND RENEWABLE ENERGY TASK FORCE,
Federal Liaison: Aditi Mirani, Renewable Energy Program Specialist, Office of Alternative Energy Programs, Bureau of Ocean Energy Managment, U.S. Dept. of the Interior
BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT
State Liaison: Andrew M. Gohn, Senior Energy Program Manager, Wind
c/o Maryland Energy Administration
Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 537-4000; 1-800-72ENERGY (toll free); fax: (410) 974-2250
Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland, February 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-58), the federal Renewable Energy Framework of 2009 (30 CFR, Part 285) authorized the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior to form state task forces to participate in the planning process for offshore energy leasing. On April 14, 2010, the Maryland Renewable Energy Task Force was convened by the Minerals Management Service, which became the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement in June 2010, and reformed as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in October 2011.
The Task Force brings together federal, State and local government officials to plan for commercial renewable energy leasing of areas of the Outer Continental Shelf.
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